Trombonist Michael Dease
Michael Dease is a Grammy award-winning trombonist, and an ASCAP award winning composer. Performing with the bands of Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, and other preeminent artists, Dease has also led 11 recording sessions and played over 200 as a collaborator. His latest, All These Hands (Posi-Tone 2017), was critically acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine. He was voted the 2016 Rising Star Trombonist by DownBeat and is Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University. Dease mentors the next generation at Skidmore Jazz Institute, Seiko Jazz Camp, Dr. Phillips Center, MSU Symposium, and is Director of the Jazz Institute at Brevard Music Center.