B i o g r a p h y
From Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, virtuoso trumpeter Randy Lee’s playing has been praised by the American Record Guide as "Handsome... estimable...", and the International Trumpet Journal as "...exceptional... demonstrates the full range of emotional intensity."
Currently the Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Florida and a soloist, recording artist, and collaborator, he is also a member of the UF Brass Quintet, Naples Brass, and the Brazilian guitar/voice duo – Tremura | Lee. Recording for his latest solo album, Echoes of Zion, will finish in the Spring with the UF Wind Symphony and will be available on Mark Records. He can also be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, Centaur Records, and Tantara Records.
Randy has premiered and recorded new solo literature for the trumpet and presented guest artist recitals at various universities around the globe. Some of these include Anthony Maglione’s The Mystic Trumpeter, James Oliverio’s Trumpet Concerto No. 1 “World House”, Ian Coleman’s settings of traditional Spirituals Go Down Moses and Steal Away for solo trumpet and choir, as well as Mauricio Arias’ La Guanena and Rapsodia Camaleónica. Randy has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Salt River Brass, Potsdam Brass Quintet, and with acts such as Johnny Mathis, Weird Al, Roy Orbison (Hologram), Cirque Musica, Irish Tenors, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Manheim Steamroller, and others. Dr. Lee holds degrees from BYU (BA) studying with David Brown, UCLA (MM) with Jens Lindemann, and Arizona State (DMA) with David Hickman. Other teachers include K. Newell Dayley, Nick Norton, Don Green, and Jay Posteraro. When not thinking about trumpet he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and attempting to surf.
Randy is a Yamaha Artist.