Mr. James Dubberly

Trombone, Low Brass

Jamie Dubberly is a trombonist, composer, educator, and bandleader originally from coastal Georgia. He has been in northern California since 2003, when he moved from New York City to Modesto, CA. Since then, Jamie has been quite active in the bay area and central valley (CA) latin, jazz and orchestral music scenes, and is currently a member of the following prominent ensembles: Avance, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Realistic Orchestra, Jazz Mafia Symphony, Townsend Opera Orchestra, Montuno Swing, Brian Andres’ Afro Cuban Jazz Cartel, Somos el Son, Brian Kendrick Big Band, and Orquesta Dharma (leader). He also works frequently with noted bay area bands such as La Fuerza Gigante, Mazacote (Louie Romero) and the Tommy Igoe Big Band among many others. 

Jamie is currently on the faculty of California State University Stanislaus and University of the Pacific.  As an orchestral bass trombonist, Jamie has performed with: Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Emerson String Quartet, Savannah Symphony Orchestra, Norfolk Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, and Eastern Connecticut Symphony, among others.  Jamie has also performed extensively in musical theater touring orchestras including European, Asian, and National (USA) tours of many productions, and currently works frequently at the California Musical Theater’s “Music Circus” in Sacramento.  Jamie has also performed with internationally known rock acts such as The Manhattans, and Gene Chandler, and has performed with jazz and latin artists such as Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, Steve Davis (trombone), Arturo O’Farrill, Doug Beavers, Alan Ferber, Pete Escovedo, Paul Contos, and Mic Gillette, among many others. Jamie has also performed with bands backing top salsa names including Frankie Vazquez, Tony Vega, Eddie Santiago, Willy Torres, Marco Bermudez, Tito Rojas, Willie Gonzales and Cali Aleman.  His latin jazz orchestra: “Orquesta Dharma" recorded their  debut album “Road Warrior” in 2011, and was selected as the “2011 next generation latin jazz album of the year” by the website, and #7 on Rudy Mangual’s “top ten albums of 2012”, by Latin Beat Magazine. The group’s second album, “La Clave de la Gumbo”, fusing the sounds of New Orleans brass bands with latin jazz and salsa, is due out in the summer of 2014.  Jamie’s work on the 2013 release “San Francisco” with Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, earned him a spot in Arnaldo DeSouteiro’s Jazz Station - “best of 2013“ under the trombone category, and his participation as trombonist in the Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s release “Pacific Mambo Orchestra” earned him a Grammy award in 2014, in the category “best tropical latin album”.

Contact Information

Building Location:
Building #6: - See Map

Office Location:
M 37 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3421