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Frank Darmiento - All Styles - Frank Darmiento [bio at this site]
USA - Scottsdale, AZ
Shires 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 Margrave.

Roger Davenport - Classical
USA - University City, MO
Bach 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.

Joel 'Sandpaper' Davidson - All Styles
USA - Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA
King 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
Michael 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.

John Davies - Jazz Improv
South Africa - Pretoria, Mpumalanga
Holton Superbone
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.

Ken Davies - 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.

Rick Davies - Latin
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.

Peter Davies - Classical
Netherlands - Voorschoten, ZH
CG 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.

Michael Davis - Jazz Improv - Michael Davis [bio at this site]
USA - New York, New York
King 2B Silversonic / Bach 11c
Trombonist-composer Michael Davis does it all. Hailed as one of today’s premier instrumentalists, he has established himself as a first-call sideman, both in the studio and on the concert stage, for the entertainment world’s biggest stars, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and many more.

Don Davis - Classical
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.

JoDee Davis - Classical
USA - Kansas City, MO
CG Conn 88H
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.

Steve Davis - 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
King 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
King 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 - Classical
USA - Norristown, PA
Bach 42B / Bach 5GS
Daniel John De Kok 1032 West Marshall Street Norristown PA 19401 (h)610/277-1344 (c) 484-515-5706 - 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
Edwards 357 / Courtois 5L Becquet
Trombonista asistente de la Orquesta Filarmonica de Venezuela.

Johan De Meij - Classical
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 - Latin
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
Bach 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.

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Michael Dease - 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.

James Decker - All Styles
USA - Lubbock, TX
Bach 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 Symphony Orchestra.

Joel Deichman - Classical
USA - Shawnee, OK
King 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!

Eric Dekkers - Swing
Netherlands - Eindhoven, NB
King 4B-F / Schilke 58
Played in multiple Ska-bands: - Let's Quit (' - Def P. & The Beatbusters ( - The Beatbusters ( Currently playing: - Sonic Blast Bigband (, basstrombone) - De Klankentappers (, brassband, lead).

Robert Delgado - Swing
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)

S Murat 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. Ziya Polat.

Frank Demond - Swing
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 Orleans Jazz.

Chris Dempsey - Jazz Improv - Chris Dempsey [bio at this site]
USA - New York, NY
Edwards 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.

Stuart 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 Samuel.

Willie Dennis - 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 slide movements.

Wilbur DeParis - 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.

Andy Derrick - All Styles - Andy Derrick [bio at this site]
UK - Birmingham, West Midlands
Michael 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.

James DeSano - Classical
USA - Chardon, OH
Benge 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
Shires 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.

Phil Devine - Classical - Phil Devine [bio at this site]
UK - Lutterworth, Leicestershire
CG 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.

David DeWitt - All Styles
USA - Rochester, NY
Bach 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
Bach 16M / Bach 6 1/2 AL
Trombonist, Antelope, CA Jazz Trombone Player turned Computer Geek... still plays freelance and lessons throughout Northern California.

Vic Dickenson - 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
Yamaha 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.

Uwe Dierksen - 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.

Eli Dimeff - Swing
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
Thein 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 of Music.

Jeannine Dinger - Swing
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.

Harry DiVito - Swing 1924 - 2006
Bach 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.

Joe Dixon - 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.

Michael 'Mike' Dobranski - All Styles - Michael Dobranski [bio at this site]
USA - Henderson, NV
Shires / 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.

David Dochterman - All Styles - David Dochterman [bio at this site]
USA - Annapolis, Maryland
Yamaha / 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.

Tommy Dorsey - 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

Timothy Dowling - Classical
Netherlands - The Hague
CG Conn 8H
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
CG 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.

John Drew - Classical
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.

Don Drummond - 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.

James 'Jamie' Dubberly - All Styles - James Dubberly [bio at this site]
USA - Bay Area, CA
Bach 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.

Christopher Dudley - Classical
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 school’s highest artistic honors and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Timothy Dugan - Brass Band
USA - Washington, WA
Trombonist Staff Sergeant Timothy Dugan joined “The President’s 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 bachelor’s degree.

Eddie Durham - 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.

Honore Dutrey - 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.

Wayne Dyess - All Styles
USA - Nederland, TX

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