All These Hands

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Michael Dease was born in the countryside of Augusta, GA in the “Deep South,” and played the saxophone and trumpet before choosing the trombone at age 17.  In 2001, Dease moved to New York City to become part of the historic first class of jazz students at The Juilliard School, earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees.  

 

Dease quickly established a reputation as a brilliant soloist and sideman, and began recording as a leader.   Dease’s new release, titled Relentless (2014 Posi-Tone), showcases his arrangement skills and his talented and energetic big band.  Drawing inspiration from great big band leaders like Ellington, Basie, and Gillespie, Dease’s big band brings an explosive and dramatic quality to four of his original compositions, four standards, and two tunes of his contemporaries.

 

Dease has released five previous albums as a leader: The Takeover (2005), Clarity (2007), Dease Bones (2008), Grace (2010), and Coming Home (2013 D Clef Records).

 

Dease is a sought-after and two-time Grammy award winning lead, section and bass trombonist with today’s leading jazz orchestras.  His experiences include bands led by Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Charles Tolliver, Rufus Reid, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band.  However, it is on the frontline of quintets and sextets led by master musicians like The Heath Brothers, Winard Harper, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Claudio Roditi, and Lewis Nash, where Dease has revitalized the trombone’s image.  Not content to simply improvise, Dease arranges and composes for many different bands and constantly adjusts his tone and timbre to add just the right flavor to the music.

 

Dease’s unique blend of curiosity, hard work and optimism has helped him earn worldwide recognition, including awards from ASCAP, The International Trombone Association, Yamaha, Eastern Trombone Workshop, New York Youth Symphony, among others.  Dease was recently profiled in Cicily Janus’ book, The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today’s Living Legends (Random House).

 

Dease’s singular talent has made him an effective and prolific teacher, resulting in invitations, master classes and residencies at University of North Texas, Scranton University, University of Iowa, Florida State College, Broward College, and many institutions abroad.  He currently teaches jazz trombone at the renowned Michigan State University jazz program, and has also been on faculty at Queens College - CUNY, The New School and Northeastern University.  Many of Dease’s current and former students are enjoying successful careers in the music world.

 

 

Always an informed, but forward-thinking musician, Dease learned the craft from trombone legends Wycliffe Gordon and Joseph Alessi.  His associations have run the entire spectrum of musical experience: Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Paul Schaffer and the CBS Orchestra, Elton John, Neal Diamond, Illinois Jacquet, Slide Hampton & The World Of Trombones, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, WDR Big Band, George Gruntz, Billy Harper, and numerous others.