B.Mus., M.Mus.

Resource Coord, Instructor Jazz Studies
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts - Music
School of Performing Arts
School of Performing Arts - Jazz Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 3630
Fir Building, room FR201h
desson@capilanou.ca

Education

M.Mus., University of British Columbia, 2003.

B.Mus., University of British Columbia, 2000.

Bio

Dennis Esson (M.Mus., University of British Columbia, 2003) is jazz studies educator with extensive professional performing experience as a trombonist, recording and performing in many different genres as well as having extensive experience directing large jazz ensembles. He is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Canada.

As a trombone teacher, I am a believer in mastering fundamentals and being a well-rounded and complete musician.

As a big band director, I am very aware of the technical and musical demands required of contemporary musicians, and address those needs through examining a wide array of repertoire and musical styles in class.