David Jackson, professor of trombone at the University of Michigan, is a recognized and ardent supporter of new music. He most recently commissioned and debuted Angel of Dreamers, by Eric Ewazen, for trombone, baritone voice and strings, and John Henry’s Big by Adolphus Hailstork for trombone and piano. David has been a guest performer with numerous orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, as well as the Michigan Opera Theatre. He is currently a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds. David has been on the faculties of Baylor University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Toledo, Interlochen Arts Camp and the Hot Springs Music Festival. He spends his summers teaching and performing at the Brevard Music Center and Idyllwild ChamberFest. David has also been on the Advisory Board of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.