Jeffrey Dee

Principal Bass Trombone

William & Jacqueline Herbein Principal Bass Trombone Chair


Jeff Dee joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as principal bass trombone in September 2016. Prior to this appointment, he held positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, and Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestras. Dee has guest performed with the major orchestras of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Naples, New York, Rochester and San Francisco. He also serves as artist lecturer of bass trombone at Carnegie Mellon University. 

A native of Plano, Texas, Jeff Dee attributes his love of music to his public-school music education and his inspiring teachers. He received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Joseph Alessi, Bob Burnham, Donald Harwood, and John Kitzman.