Dae Lee, Signature Sounds Director

We are delighted to welcome Dae to the Music at Reading team as our new Signature Sounds director. 

Having completed studies in Music at The University of Bristol, Dae currently works as a freelance drummer and percussionist. Under the tutelage of Clark Tracey, Mike Osborne, and John O’Hara, he has been exposed to an extensive range of styles including big band, jazz/pop/soul, orchestral, pit and 4 mallet tuned percussion.

Dae has worked with musicians and ensembles such as the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, the London Swing Orchestra, George Fenton, National Youth Jazz Orchestra (ambassador), Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, Malory Torr, Byron Wallen and Thierry Pécou. Venues and studio work include Abbey Road Studios, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Royal Albert Hall, Love Supreme Jazz Festival (Yamaha Tent), Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, O2 Indigo, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Dean Street, Pheasantry, Birmingham, Maidenhead), Beijing Concert Hall, Budapest Jazz Club, BBC Hyde Park Festival, Livingston Studios and Metropolis Studios. Dae has also worked for labels such as Universal Music Group (Earth Orchestra) and Decca Records (The Boy Downstairs: Netflix).

Regularly depping for big bands such as Kingswood Big Band has given the opportunity for Dae to work alongside UK jazz greats such as Barry Forgie, Bill Geldard and Ronnie Hughes.

Alongside performing regularly in a variety of bands, shows and genres, Dae is an educator in prestigious establishments such as The Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), Wellington College (deputy) and Epsom College.


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