Trombonist Michael Dease has won high praise for his skills as a player, composer, and producer. Since his arrival in 2001, Dease has already developed a distinctive personal sound that leaves a lasting impression with musicians, critics and jazz fans.
Things fell into place quickly for Dease, as he caught the ear of several veteran musicians not long after coming to New York. His first major break came when he was asked to join Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band, with whom he made his debut recording, and he’s never looked back. Since then, the trombonist has performed and toured with the big bands of Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Christian McBride, and Charles Tolliver.
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Michael fills the trombone with a full sound. Great range, great facility. The
slide does NOT hamper him. —Benny Golson
“I am simply amazed by the talent and sincerity of this young man, Michael
Dease, one of the finest trombonists I have ever seen in my life. A brilliant
musician. I am also sincerely proud of his original compositions, and am
honored to have one written for me.”
“I predict that Michael Dease will become one of the world’s great trombone
masters.” —Curtis Fuller, jazz legend, interview on September 3rd, 2004
“Michael Dease is one of the finest musicians out there today
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Michael Dease teaches private lessons by appointment at his studio in New
York City, as well as online via Skype. Lesson fees operate on a sliding scale-
starting at 100.00 USD per hour.
Lessons with Michael Dease are clear, efficient, one-on-one sessions focused
upon reaching your specific goals and unlocking your potential as a musical
artist. Skype lessons proceed exactly as in-person lessons, with the added
conveniences of in-home learning and flexible scheduling. Michael's students
have won international awards, attended prestigious conservatories of music
such as The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, and distinguished
themselves in the professional world as recording artists and jazz soloists.
To schedule a lesson, contact Michael via email at [email protected] and
indicate your preferred method (NYC or Skype) and available time(s). PayPal is
the preferred method of payment- please see the button for lesson options.