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Michael Dease is one of the world’s eminent trombonists, lending his versatile sound and signature improvisations to more than 200 recordings and groups as diverse as Grammy-winning artists David Sanborn, Christian McBride, Michel Camilo and Alicia Keys. Dease was a part of the historic first class of jazz students at the Juilliard School, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and he quickly established a reputation as a brilliant soloist, side person and bandleader.

He will perform with the KU Jazz Ensemble I led by Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies. The ensemble has received numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards, including Best College Jazz Ensemble in 2015 and 2019. They have had the distinction of playing at many prestigious jazz festivals and venues, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz, Jazz À Vienne Festival, the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Tickets are available at the Lied Center of Kansas at or 785-864-2787. Adults $25/Students $14

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