Jeff Dee currently holds the bass trombone position with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, which he joined in Fall 2007. Prior to this, Jeff held similar positions with the Jacksonville Symphony and Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Dee has also had the privilege of performing with orchestras in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, and Rochester.
Outside of the orchestra, Jeff enjoys performing in a variety of ensembles. He has performed with the Buffalo Chamber Players and the BPO Brass Quintet. In June 2012, Jeff participated in the critically acclaimed, premiere performance of the Great Lakes Trombone Choir, an ensemble consisting of professional trombonists from Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Rochester.
Together with his trombone colleagues in the BPO, Jeff will premiere a new triple concerto composed by Eric Ewazen in November 2012. A future performance is scheduled at the Eastern Trombone Conference in Washington, D.C. in Spring 2013.
Mr. Dee has served on faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia since Fall 2009, and the University of North Florida from 2004-2007. As a guest recitalist and clinician, Jeff has appeared at Canisius College, Elmira College, Ithaca College, and Grand Valley State University.
Mr. Dee received a B.M. in Trombone Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he studied with John Kitzman. While at SMU, Jeff was engaged on numerous occasions by the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. With the Dallas Symphony, he recorded Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and accompanied the DSO on their 1999 Carnegie Hall Tour. After SMU, Jeff moved to New York City where he completed his M.M. in Trombone Performance from The Juilliard School of Music. His teachers were Donald Harwood and Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. Other teachers include Randall Hawes, Darren McHenry, Michael Mulcahy, and Charles Vernon.
In addition to his recording with the Dallas Symphony, Jeff can be heard on numerous recordings with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro JoAnn Falletta.