DAVE LEE (Trumpet) has been a freelance musician in Austin since relocating from the Pacific Northwest in 2001. Dave regularly performs with NAJO and Mainstream Jazz, his own big band and combo, as well as the Ken Ragsdale Orchestra, and gigs with other jazz and pop groups in Austin, Houston and surrounding areas. Dave also teaches privately in the Pflugerville and Round Rock school districts. With a 40-year background in music ministry, Dave is currently scheduling “Jazz Worship” experiences for churches throughout Texas. Performing in the “pit” for over 60 musical productions at the Georgetown Palace Theater and Zach Theater in Austin, Dave enjoys the variety of Broadway show productions as well. A summer highlight is serving on the faculty of the “Texas Jazz and Blues Camp.” In spite of such a diverse musical experience, Dave’s “claim to fame” is winning the enchilada/taco eating contest on his college band tour!His students are regularly lauded for their quality of performance and musicianship. He consistently has students advancing in the All-State audition process and Solo & Ensemble, as well as earning spots in honor bands and drum corps.