- All Styles - Frank
Darmiento [bio at this site]
USA - Scottsdale, AZ
Symphonic tnr / Denis Wick 5GL
Frank was born in the Bronx and grew up in Bay Shore, New York. He
is a 1967 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York where
he studied music composition with Edgar Curtis and was awarded the
Richmond Prize in Music. He later studied music composition with Wendell
USA - University City, MO
42B / Greg Black 5G-m
Millikin University-Bach of Music 1964 St.Louis Symphony 1964-2005
UN Command Band Seoul Korea 1966-67 adjunct faculty: Washington University,
Southern Illinois U. at Edwardsville, Fontbonne University, University
of MO St.Louis, Millikin University.
Davidson - All Styles
USA - Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA
3B Silver Sonic / Denis Wick 9BS
Bachelor of Music Education at Southwest Texas State University. Joined
the Navy Band in Jan. 2001. Part of Navy Band New Orleans thr ough
Jan. 2006. Currently attending the Navy's Unit Leader/ Arranging course
and will then join Navy Band Atlantic fleet in the Fall.
Ian Davies - Classical
Rath R9 bass trb
Ian Davies born 22/01/1957. After 14 years in the English Northern
Philharmonia Orchestra the orchestra of Opera North, as principal
bass trombone, he had to give up his job because of "distonia" in his left arm.
- Jazz Improv
South Africa - Pretoria, Mpumalanga
Originally from Whitley Bay in England, John Davies came to South
Africa in 1974 with the rock band Holy Black. He is a noted trombonist,
teacher, composer, arranger and musical director. In the UK he toured
with Isaac Hayes, Ike & Tina Turner and the Commodores and in
South Africa with Natalie Cole.
- All Styles
USA - Gautier, MI
A Wisconsin native, Ken Davies studied trombone and composition at
the University of Wisconsin at Madison (B.Mus 1967) and attended graduate
school at Yale.
USA - New York, NY
Since moving to New York City in the late 1970s, Rick Davies has worked
in a myriad of musical contexts. However, he has primarily focused
his creative efforts in the areas of salsa, Latin jazz, and Afro-Caribbean
music. On the salsa, Afro-Caribbean, and Latin jazz scenes, he has
performed with many artists.
Netherlands - Voorschoten, ZH
Conn 8H / Bach 5G
Peter studi ed trombone with Arthur Wilson at the Royal college of
Music between 1978-1982, winning the Alfred Flaczinski Trombone prize.
He has worked primarily in Londons orchestras -including the London
Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, BBC and Philharmonia orchestras.
Davis - Jazz Improv - Michael
Davis [bio at this site]
USA - New York, New York
2B Silversonic / Bach 11c
Trombonist-composer Michael Davis does it all. Hailed as one of todays
premier instrumentalists, he has established himself as a first-call
sideman, both in the studio and on the concert stage, for the entertainment
worlds biggest stars, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra,
Tony Bennett, and many more.
Don Davis -
USA - Boston, MA
Don Davis, Trombonist, Portland Maine Symphony A native of Kansas
City, Missouri, Don C. Davis moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1973
as a student at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he received
trombone performance degree in 1977.
USA - Kansas City, MO
JoDee Davis joined the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas
City Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2001. She received the Doctor
of Music degree in Brass Literature and Performance from Indiana University,
and the Master's degree in Trombone Performance and Bachelor of Music
degree in Music.
- Jazz Improv
USA - New York, NY
Steve Davis is widely regarded as one of today's leading improvisors
on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him
broad recognition during the 1990's while working with the bands of
jazz legends Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea's acclaimed sextet
Origin and many more.
Tom De Courcey
- All Styles
USA - Naples, FL
2B / Bach 11C
Studied jazz with Bill Porter in Chicago.Toured with Sly & The
Family Stone for two years in early eighties. Bachup musician for
4-Tops, Temptations, Rig hteous Brothers, Roberta Flack, Pebo Brisson
and many more. Currently recording with Latin artists in Miami. Arranging
for Christian artists.
Anibal De Gracia
- Latin - Anibal
De Gracia [bio at this site]
Puerto Rico - Bayamon
4B / Bach 5G
Born in Puerto Rico in may 25, 1961. Began in 1970's by the influence
of the music of Ma ynard Ferguson, Bill Watrous, Urbie Green &
Willie Colón. Learn to play the trombone with Roberto Valdez
Pizarro and Hector Luis "Lutty" Maldonado. He founded the
Bayamón University Band in 1987.
Daniel De Kok
USA - Norristown, PA
42B / Bach 5GS
Daniel John De Kok 1032 West Marshall Street Norristown PA 19401 (h)610/277-1344
(c) 484-515-5706 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Experience-Trombone: 2006-pr esent second tromobne, North
Penn SO; 2005-present Trombonist, Orquestra La Paz, Philadelphia 1993-97
Principal Trombonist, Bucks County (PA) SO 1991-98.
Michelle De Los Rios - All Styles
Venezuela - Caracas, DC
357 / Courtois 5L Becquet
Trombonista asistente de la Orquesta Filarmonica de Venezuela.
Johan De Meij
Netherlands - Amsterdam
Johan de Meij (trombone) Born November 23, 1953 in Voorburg, Holland,
he received his musical education at the Royal Conservatory in the
Hague, where he studied band conducting and trombone.
Raoul De Souza
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Raoul, a native of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is considered by international
critics (Down Beat, New York Jazz Magazine, Rolling Stones and many
other) as one of the greatest trombone players in the world. Multinstrumentalist,
composer, he plays alto and tenor sax and percussion besides the trombone.
Geert de Vos
- Classical - Geert
de Vos [bio at this site]
Belgium - Langdorp
50B3LOG / Laskey Contrabass trombone
Geert De Vos started his musical studies at the age of eight at the
municipal music academy in Aartselaar, Belgium. Two years later he
began to play the tenor trombone and another four years later he switched
over to the bass trombone. His teacher was Mark Joris.
- Jazz Improv - Michael
Dease [bio at this site]
USA - New York, NY
Michael is among the front wave of young jazz musicians dedicated
to creating a personal and expressive voice while preserving
the integrity of jazz music. Dease has toured the world as a performer,
composer, arranger and educator receiving high praise from audiences
and critics alike.
- All Styles
USA - Lubbock, TX
42B / Greg Black 5G
Principal Trombone - Honolulu Symphony - Lecturer of Trombone - University
of Hawaii Principal Trombone- Maui Symphony Principal Trombone- Britt
Festival Orchestra Principal Trombone- Cascade Festival Orchestra
Second Trombone- Lubbock Symphony Second Trombone.
Jeff Dee - Classical
USA - Plano, TX
Member of the Jacksonville Symphony: Since 2002 Education: Bachelor
of Music in Trombone Performance, Southern Methodist University; Master
of Music in Trombone Performance, The Juilliard School Performance
and teaching: Prior to the JSO, Jeff played in the Shanghai Broadcasting
Joel Deichman - Classical
USA - Shawnee, OK
3B / CG Conn 11C
Studied with Dr. Jim Hansford at Oklahoma Baptist University and with
Dr. Kent Kidwell at the University of Central Oklahoma Music educator
in the Seminole, OK.
Bastiaan 'Bas' Dekker
- Classical 1929 - 2001
Legend Bastiaan Dekker born in Rotterdam, Netherlands started its
musical career as a student musician at the Royal Military Band in
The Hague. In that period he finished his study with head profession
executive trombonist with understanding!
Netherlands - Eindhoven, NB
4B-F / Schilke 58
Played in multiple Ska-bands: - Let's Quit (www.letsquit.nl)'
- Def P. & The Beatbusters (www.defp-beatbusters.nl)
- The Beatbusters (www.beatbusters.nl)
Currently playing: - Sonic Blast Bigband (www.sonicblast.nl,
basstrombone) - De Klankentappers (www.klankentappers.nl,
USA - Los Angeles, CA
Robert specializes on tenor trombone, but also occasionally doubles
on euphonium. He can occasionally be found working on computer networks
or designing web platforms for various companies. Born and raised
in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles he attended California
State University Northridge.
Jimmy Dell - Swing
USA - Las Vegas, NV
Jazz trombone master Jimmy Dell has died at age 86, local musical oracle (12-2010)
Demiral - Classical - S
Murat Demiral [bio at this site]
Turkey - Istanbul
Born in Istanbul in 1966, he started studying the trombone in 1977,
at the Istanbul State Conservatory with Mr. Ziya Polat. He was transferred
to the Conservatory of Istanbul Municipality in 1977, where he studied
with M.Dog (uduyal for one year) and went back to working with Mr.
USA - New Orleans, LA
Born April 3, 1933, Los Angeles, California Played with: Percy Humphrey,
Willie Humphrey, Narvin Kimball, Kid Thomas, George Lewis, Johnny
St. Cyr The only member of the Preservation Hall band who was not
born and raised in New Orleans, Demond developed his love for New
- Jazz Improv - Chris
Dempsey [bio at this site]
USA - New York, NY
T-302 / Doug Elliott m100
Chris Dempsey is a New York based jazz trombonist who's performance
experience extends from coast to coast and abroad, hav ing performed
extensively throughout the United States and parts of Europe. Chris
has performed with over 50 world renowned musicians including trombonists
Bob Mintzer, Denis Diblasio, and many more.
Dempster - Classical - Stuart
Dempster [bio at this site]
USA - Seattle, WA
Stuart Dempster is a native of Berkeley, California, and was born
in 1936. Mr. Dempster studied at San Francisco State College receiving
a BA in performance and an MA in composition. He served from 1962
to 1966 as principal trombone with the Oakland Symphony under Gerhard
- Jazz Improv 1926 - 1965
Born: Jan 10, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA Died: Jul 8, 1965 in New York,
NY One of steadiest jazz trombonists ever, severly underrecorded as
soloist. Dennis was very fluid and smooth, and totally knowledgeable
of trombone limitations and how to get around them through lip and
- Jazz Improv 1900 - 1973
b. Jan. 11, 1900, Crawfordsville, IN, d. Jan.3, 1973, New York, NY
Wilbur DeParis, an adequate soloist, was an excellent ensemble player
and an important bandleader who helped keep New Orleans jazz alive
in the 1950s. He started out on alto horn and in 1922 played C-melody
sax while working with A.J. Piron.
- All Styles - Andy
Derrick [bio at this site]
UK - Birmingham, West Midlands
Rath R1G Tenor / Parke Custom
Born in Bri stol UK 1973. Taught by John Berry. Moved to Birmingham
in 1992 and was taught by Alwyn Green of the CBSO. Professional player
since 1993 and worked with Brunel Ensemble (Contemporary Orch), NYJO,
MYJO, Fat Chops Big Band, CBSO, RLPO. Appeared with Dennis Rollins'
11 trombone band, Boneyard.
USA - Chardon, OH
190F / Doug Elliott LT LN104,G,G8
Professor of trombone, James DeSano, is currently the Principal Trombone
with The Cleveland Orchestra and has concertized throughout the United
States. He has recorded the music of composers Don Erb, Karel Husa
and Vaclav Nelybel. DeSano received a bachelor of science degree in
music education from Ithaca.
Robert 'Bob' Devine
- All Styles
USA - Atlanta, GA
S1Y7.5 T08NLW / Laskey 46C
Robert 'Bob' Devine: A Georgia high school All-State musician, he
has played in concert bands and wind and jazz ensembles. At age 18,
his first commercial job was with the Atlanta 17, a local standing
dance band. In college at Emory University, he co-founded the Emory
Jazz Ensemble with Dr. Mark Merlin.
- Classical - Phil
Devine [bio at this site]
UK - Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Conn 88H / Bach 4/5G
Tenor/Alto trombone, Leicestershire - United Kingdom - GBSM, ARCM(PG
dip), FTCL, PGCE. Freelance trombonist and teacher. Born 1972. Studied
at Birmingham Conservatoire with Ken Shifrin and at the Royal College
of Music with Lindsay Shilling. Various engagements: soloist, orchestral
and chamber musician.
- All Styles
USA - Rochester, NY
42, 42B / Parke Freidman
David has always lived in upstate NY area (primarily in Rochester,
NY). Hed has been a practicing Trombonist for the last 41 years and
still find himself enjoying it. He is currently the music Dept.chair/High
school band director/ Brass.
Thomas Di Mercurio - Jazz Improv
USA - Antelope, CA
16M / Bach 6 1/2 AL
Trombonist, Antelope, CA Jazz Trombone Player turned Computer Geek...
still plays freelance and lessons throughout Northern California.
- Jazz Improv 1906 - 1984
A distinctive trombonist with a sly wit and the ability to sound as
if he were playing underwater, Vic Dickenson was an asset to any session
on which he appeared. He stated out in the 1920s and '30s playing
in the Midwest. Associations with Blanche Calloway (1933-1936), Claude
Hopkins (1936-1939), and many more.
Michael Dieing - Classical
Germany - Gelsenkirchen, Westfalen
YBL-605 / Laetzsch C2
Basstrombone, New-Philharmonic-Orchestra, Westfalica, Germany -
Michael is playing th e german style Basstrombone from Yamaha -
YBL-605 with zhe special Mouthpiece from Lätzsch C2.
Brian L. Diehl - Classical
USA - Boston
Principal Trombonist of the Springfield (MA) Symphony, Boston area freelance trombone performer and teacher, serves on faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and Artist Faculty of University of Southern Maine.
- All Styles
Germany - Frankfurt
Uwe Dierksen, born in Hannover in 1959, studied the trombone in
Hannover, Hamburg and London before becoming a trombonist with the
Ensemble Modern in 1983. Since then, he has worked together with
many internationally renowned musicians, composers and conductors.
Steve Dillon - All Styles
USA - Woodbridge, NJ
In 1986, Steve graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Music Education. During his time at Rutgers, he spent 2 years in an independent study at the Institute of Jazz Studies, under Dan Morganstern.
USA - Princeton, NJ
A former trombone player, playing in and out of NY in the 1960's
a journeyman player. Graduating in 1958 he played in US Air Force
base bands for four years. Was in Sy Zentner's road band for nine
months, gigged with both Buddy Morrow and Warren Covington's big
bands, and did a week-end of concerts with Kai Winding.
Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos - Classical
Luxembourg - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Ben Van Dijk / Thein BM
Presently, a band director at the International School of Luxembourg.
From 2003-2006, a bass trombonist for the U.S. Army 1st Armored
Division Band in Wiesbaden, Germany. He has a master's of art in
teaching (MAT) music education from the Indiana University School
USA - Temecula, CA
Jeannine Dinger (formerly known as Jeannine Adams) Jeannine studied
at the conservatory of music at the university of the pacific under
Robert Halseth (trombone and conducting) Steve Pedicarius, Mark
Lawrence and Heather Buchman. She has played with San Diego Symphony,
San francisco Symphony, and many more.
- Swing 1924 - 2006
P12 / Giardinelli Custom Made
He began his professional career at 16 when he joined the Tommy
Reynolds orchestra. After his stint with Reynolds he played with
the big bands of Isham Jones, Les Brown, Harry James, Benny Goodman,
Charlie Spivak, Stan Kenton, Sam Donahue, and Gene Krupa.
- Classical - Joe
Dixon [bio at this site]
USA - Dallas, TX
Edwards, Griego-Alessi mouthpiece
Joe is well known as a trombonist, brass clinician, instructor,
and lecturer. His students have been welcomed at many of the world's
great music schools including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School
of Music, Yale University, Indiana University, Harvard University.
'Mike' Dobranski - All Styles - Michael
Dobranski [bio at this site]
USA - Henderson, NV
/ Stork 1
Michael Dobranski grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania where he
first picked up a trombone in the 5th gr ade. Greatly influenced
by the incredible musicianship of a dear friend and mentor, the
late John Stabinsky, Mr. Dobranski decided to focus on the Bass
Trombone in his 12th grade year.
Dochterman - All Styles - David
Dochterman [bio at this site]
USA - Annapolis, Maryland
/ Greg Black
David Dochterman is a Yamaha Performing Artist with Bay Street Brassworks
based in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also performed as Principal
Trombone with La Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, The
Sofia (Bulgaria) Symphony and the Teatro Lirico D'Europa.
- Swing 1905 - 1956
Though he might have been ranked second at any given moment to Benny
Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, or Harry James, Tommy Dorsey
was overall the most popular bandleader of the swing era that lasted
from 1935 to 1945. >> Find-A-Grave
Netherlands - The Hague
Principal Trombonist, The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands
- 1981 appointed principal trombonist in the Tasmanian Symphony
Orchestra 1982-86 was principal trombonist in the Elizabethan Sydney
Orchestra (now the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra).
Greg Downes Classical
USA - Olney, IL
Conn 62 1 v Greenhoe / Laskey 85M
Public school teacher in S.E. Illinois, Adjunct br ass instructor:
Olney Central College Bass Trombone: Evansville Philharmonic (Indiana)
Former Bass Trombone: Turin-RAI (Italy) Radio Orchestra, Owensboro
Symphony (Kentucky), Terre Haute (Indiana) Symphony. Current DMA
student of Elliot Chasanov.
USA - Tallahassee, FL
John Drew, Professor of Trombone, joined the faculty of Florida
State University in 1980. Since that time he has been active as
a soloist and clinician, including frequent appearances at both
the International Trombone Festival and Eastern Trombone Workshops.
- Reggae 1943 - 1971
b. 1943 Jamaica - d. April 21, 1971 Trombone master Don Drummond
was among the seminal figures behind the evolution of ska -- a founding
member of the legendary Skatalites, he was the genre's most prolific
composer, with well over 300 songs to his name before his brief
career ended in tragedy.
'Jamie' Dubberly - All Styles - James
Dubberly [bio at this site]
USA - Bay Area, CA
50B / Alexander 6 1/2 A
Hailing from the Georgia coast, Jamie Dubberly is a highly versatile
trombonist, composer, and arranger. Equally at home in salsa and latin
jazz groups, small and large jazz ensembles, symphonic orchestras,
and musical "pit" orchestras, Jamie has enjoyed a varied
career as a performer.
USA - Baltimore, MD
Christopher Dudley is Principal Trombone of the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He graduated from the
Interlochen Arts Academy with the schools highest artistic honors
and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute
- Brass Band
USA - Washington, WA
Trombonist Staff Sergeant Timothy Dugan joined The Presidents
Own United States Marine Band in August 2003. SSgt Dugan began
his musical training at age 9. Upon graduating in 1996 from Ocean
City High School, he attended The College of New Jersey in Ewing,
where in 2000, he earned a bachelors degree.
- All Styles 1906 - 1987
b. Aug. 19, 1906, San Marcos, TX, d. Mar. 6, 1987, New York, NY Eddie
Durham, a somewhat forgotten name in jazz history, was the first important
jazz soloist to be featured on electric guitar (in 1938 with the Kansas
City Five), predating Charlie Christian by a year.
- Jazz Improv 1894 - 2006
1894 - Jul 21, 1935 in Chicago, IL - Honore Dutrey - A trombonist
who suffered from asthma? Not a promising situation. And so the professional
career of the classic New Orleans slide tailgate.
- All Styles
USA - Nederland, TX