Brian O’Neill 1955-2005

We have lost a wonderful man and a fabulous musician. Brian O’Neill passed away Thursday night. Brian was becoming well known as the bass trombonist in Bonerama, but those of us in New Orleans, and Buffalo, and up and down the Mississippi have known for a long time, that Brian was the best. He played wonderful trombone, and piano, and sang. He was also one of the best writers and arrangers around.

There is a nice photo tribute to Brian on the Bonerama website.

Click here to listen a solo he recorded with Bonerama. To paraphrase on of the kids on the OTJF, “the best bass trombone solo I’ve ever heard.”