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In 2011 Julian Priester retired after a 32 year tenure & was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts Degree by Cornish College of the Arts. Dr. Priester has since turned his attention toward offering his expertise to jazz music students enrolled in America’s Colleges and Universities.


Dr. Julian Priester is the most distinctive solo voice on the trombone in jazz today. In a career spanning six decades he’s been part of some of the most groundbreaking and important contemporary music to date.


Dr. Julian Priester has played as a leader and sideman on an array of Jazz albums for sixty years, making him one of the most influential trombone players of his time. Take a look at his discography.


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