Edwards clinician Jessica Buzbee has enjoyed an exciting career as a trombonist and international performing artist. She was the winner of the first prize in the international solo trombone competitions Concours Branimir Slokar 2000 in Switzerland and the Lieksa Trombone Competition 1998 in Finland. In 2002, Jessica received the Swedish honour Kristallen den fina (Crystal Prize).
While attending the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Jessica studied with the international performing artists and trombonists Ingemar Roos and Christian Lindberg. After her graduation, Jessica went on to France to study with Michael Bequet and later to Chicago to study with Arnold Jacobs, Jay Friedman and Edward Kleinhammer. During her stay in Chicago, she was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, where she worked with such noted conductors as Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim.
Jessica is a member of the trombone sextet Trombone Unit 2000, a group selected and directed by Christian Lindberg. She also performed as a soloist at the 2003 International Trombone Conference in Helsinki, Finland, and the 2010 International Trombone Conference in Austin, Texas.
Jessica’s playing has been recorded on many occasions, including a duet with Christian Lindberg on his CD Christian Lindberg and Friends Play, a duet with Tim Buzbee on his solo CD Buzzed and the low brass orchestral excerpt CD Eruption.
As a member of the orchestra, Jessica has performed with all the major orchestras of Sweden and many others throughout Europe, including the Munich Philharmonic, where she also performed George Crumb’s Starchild for Solo Trombone and Soprano. She has held positions with the Gävle, Malmö and Iceland symphony orchestras and the Malmö Opera Orchestra. Jessica is an Edwards clinician and performer, and is currently teaching trombone at the Australian National Academy of Music.
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