Edwards clinician Jessica Buzbee has enjoyed an exciting career as a trombonist and performing artist. She was the winner of the first prize in the international solo trombone competitions, Concours Branimir Slokar 2000 in Switzerland and Lieksa Trombone Competition 1998 in Finland, where she amazed the judges with her beautiful tone and crystal clear articulations. In 2002, Jessica received the Swedish honor Kristallen den fina (Crystal Prize).
While attending the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Jessica studied with the trombonists Ingemar Roos and Christian Lindberg. After graduation, Jessica went on to France to study with Michael Bequet and later to Chicago, Illinois, 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 directed by Christian Lindberg. Jessica has performed with all the major orchestras of Sweden and many others in Europe, including the Munich Philharmonic.
Jessica’s playing has been recorded on many occasions, including a duet with Christian Lindberg on his CD Christian Lindberg and Friends Play and a duet with Tim Buzbee on his solo CD Buzzed.
Jessica is currently teaching trombone at the Australian National Academy of Music and the Melbourne Conservatorium.