Principal Bass Trombone, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Jeff Dee joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as principal bass trombone in fall 2016. Prior to this appointment, he held similar positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, and Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestras. Dee has had the privilege to guest with the major orchestras in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Naples, New York, Rochester, and San Francisco, and has participated in festivals in Barbados, Durango, and Sun Valley. While
in Buffalo, he made 32 recordings with the orchestra, including Eric Ewazen’s Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra. Ewazen wrote the Triple Concerto for Dee and his colleagues, Jonathan Lombardo and Timothy Smith, and together they gave the world premiere in 2012 under Maestro JoAnn Falletta.
Dee currently serves on faculty for both Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne
Universities. Additionally, he has served on faculty for the University of North Florida and SUNY Fredonia, and led master classes throughout the U.S. For several summers, Dee was guest artist and faculty for the Third Coast Trombone Retreat, an enriching program for trombonists of all ages.
A native of Plano, Texas, Dee attributes his love of music to his public school music education and his inspiring teachers. He received a bachelor’s degree in performance from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in performance from The Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Joseph Alessi, Bob Burnham, Donald Harwood, and John Kitzman.