California State University Los Angeles
Denis Jiron is a native of Los Angeles, California. He attended the famous Los Angels County High School for the Arts and continued on to receive his BM from California State University, Northridge and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts under James Miller (Assoc. Principal Trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic). He also studied at Staatliche Musikhochschule für Musik Trossingen, Germany under Abbie Conant and later at the Hochschule in Mannheim, Germany. He enjoys a widely inclusive career in which he plays Alto, Tenor, and Bass Trombones, Bass Trumpet and Tenor Tuba. His varied abilities and interests have led him to play with a wide array of artists including: Earth Wind and Fire, Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, the American Idol Orchestra, the Voice Orchestra, the Budman/Levy Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony. Mr. Jiron has held the positions of Principal Trombone in the Riverside County Philharmonic (CA) and 2nd/1st Trombone in the Hofer Symphoniker (Germany). Currently he is on faculty at California State University Los Angeles and is acting 2nd Trombone in the Los Angeles Philharmonic.