Dr. Jesse McBee is a jazz trumpet player currently based in Omaha, NE. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, the University of Louisville with a Master of Music in Jazz Performance and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Doctorate of Musical Arts. He is currently the Store Manager of Thompson Music, a professional brass shop in Omaha, NE. Prior to this, he was on faculty at West Virginia University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts and The Augusta Heritage Festival. He has shared the stage with Jamey Aebersold, Aloe Blacc, Roger Humphries, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Victor Lewis, among others. Most recently, he was appointed a Master Teacher at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, West Virginia and continues to work as a performer and educator throughout the Midwest. He has also had the opportunity to perform and present at the Jazz Education Network Conference, the Nebraska Music Education Association Conference, the Nebraska Bandmaster’s Association Conference and the International Society for Improvised Music Conference.