Jemmie Robertson

Tenor Trombone Artist

Jemmie Robertson

Jemmie Robertson

Professor, Eastern Illinois University

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T396-A

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Jemmie Robertson is Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Eastern Illinois University where he performs with the Faculty Brass Quintet and the Faculty Jazz Combo. He is an active musician in the Chicago area and has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Tower Brass, and many other area ensembles.

In 2006, Jemmie completed a DM at Northwestern University. Jemmie also holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Northern Colorado. Previously, Jemmie was a member of the Virginia Symphony and the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band. Jemmie has performed and/or presented at the 1999 & 2006 Alessi Seminars; the 2004, 2008, and 2013 International Trombone Festivals; at several Eastern Trombone Workshops; and at the 2013 Big Twelve Trombone Festival, Illinois Music Educator's Conference, Mid-west Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the Harvey Phillip's Northwest Big Brass Bash.

In 2014, He will release his second solo CD, The Conditions of a Solitary Bird, featuring unaccompanied works by Lawrence Borden, Frigyes Hidas, and Phil Snedecor. His first solo CD, A New Day Dawning, was released on the MSR Classics Label in 2008. Jemmie has performed as a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra since 2000 and as Principal Trombone of the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra since 2011. His primary teachers include Michael Mulcahy, Scott Hartman, John Swallow, Milt Stevens, Joe Alessi, Buddy Baker, and his father, James D. Robertson, to whom this project is dedicated. Jemmie is an Edwards Performing Artist and Clinician. In his free time, Jemmie enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, and son, James, and when the schedule permits he enjoys road biking, skiing and hiking.

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In Their Own Words

David Sisk

"Since discovering the T350, I have been amazed with its consistency of sound, response, and resistance combined with the amount of control it provides me in regard to timbre and dynamic contrast. This trombone allows me to play the most delicate soloistic passages to the heaviest orchestral literature with equal ease. The Edwards T350 is by far the finest and most versatile instrument that I've ever played."

David Sisk
Former trombonist, USAF Band