Dan Livesay serves as principle trombone of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. His extensive background has included performances with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras as well as performances under the direction of Nelson Riddle, Arthur Fiedler, Hubert Laws and Maynard Ferguson. He also served for many years as principle trombonist with the Carmel Bach Festival and Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestras. As a soloist, he has received critical acclaim for his appearances with the Oakland Symphony, Cabrillo Music Festival, Bay Bones Trombone Ensemble and with the Arch Ensemble For Experimental Music in New York, Stuttgart and Cologne. He has recorded with various ensembles for CRI, CTI, Sony Classics, and Fantasy Records. He is professor emeritus at California State University at Hayward.