Ellen Marple took up the trombone at age 11 with dreams of playing swing.

She soon became fascinated with the instrument’s incredible versatility, immersing herself in style and technique across genres.  

As a freelancer, Ellen performs/records with an eclectic mix of artists including Adele, Dan Mangan, Capella Borealis, the Hard Rubber Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Ellen teaches at the Vancouver Academy of Music and co-directs East Side Horns at the Hastings Community Centre.