Online home of trombonist, composer, and educator Michael Dease

to Sep 16

Dr Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra Vocal Summit

Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra, under the vision and leadership of artistic director Rodney Whitaker, presents an evening of unforgettable hits from the Great American Songbook, blues, soul and jazz favorites, sung by some of Orlando’s best jazz and R&B vocalists.

MD plays trombone in this excellent jazz orchestra directed by the great Rodney Whitaker.

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7:15 PM19:15

Dease with "Wide Angles" Music of Michael Brecker @ Detroit Jazz Festival

Carhartt Amphitheater Stage @ Detroit Jazz Festival

The iconic, award winning music from Michael Brecker's "Wide Angles" will be performed featuring Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Rick Margitza on saxophone, Gil Goldstein on piano, John Patitucci on bass, Brian Blade on drums/percussion, and a local quindectet

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to Jun 24

MSU Jazz Big Band Symposium

Trombone Faculty - directed by Prof. Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI   If you are interested in attending for 2017 email me asap. Here is an article from last year

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8:00 PM20:00

MSU Professors of Jazz

Live from Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building at Michigan State University 8PM.  Get your tickets early- this show features my amazing colleagues Etienne Charles, Diego Rivera, Xavier Davis, Randy Napoleon, Randy Gelispie led by the man himself, Rodney Whitaker.

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