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.
In June 2008, Michael joined the Dizzy Gillespie™All-Star Big Band