I received very sad news earlier today. Saxophonist Bill Trimble died around 5:30 PM Monday, following a heart attack on Saturday.

I really enjoyed working with Bill. He and I played on the CD MIKEY; The Works of Michael Touchi (Tango Barocco, for English horn, soprano sax, and strings). We worked together in both San Jose Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley, and he taught at San Jose State when I attended there. He was a fun guy, and a warm and honest man. He will be missed.


  1. Bill was a huge talent, a very funny, interesting guy and very down to earth. He will be missed.

  2. Indeed he will. This week I’ll be noticing his absence as we play Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. Ever time I hear the saxophone I’ll be reminded of dear Bill.

  3. Bill instructed me for the first couple of years I attended San Jose State. His expertise and funny attitude will always stand out in my mind when thinking of him. Bill will always be the best musician I have ever had the gracious ability to play with. I love you man!