PAUL MCKEE, Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone, received the Bachelor of Music in music education from the University of Northern Iowa and the Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 1984 he has been a member of Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and continues to tour and record with the band. In addition to making frequent appearances as a guest artist and clinician, Paul has served on the jazz faculty at DePaul University, Northern Illinois University, Youngstown State University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
His compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded worldwide by professional and academic jazz ensembles. Paul’s recording Gallery was released to critical acclaim on the Chicago-based Hallway Records label and features special guests Carl Fontana, Bobby Shew, Tim Ries and Ron Stout. Paul is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer company and plays King trombones exclusively.