Dr. Derek J. Molacek is a trombonist, composer and arranger currently based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Derek was previously a member of The USAF Band of the Golden West. Derek is an active performer in the Omaha-Lincoln-Southwest Iowa Region. In addition to his own groups, Derek is a member of the Nebraska Brass Band, Esencia Latina, Andy William and the Nebraska All-Stars, and directs the Omnipotent Jazz Orchestra. Derek is on the faculty of Iowa Western Community College where he teaches applied low-brass lessons and coaches the IWCC Trombone Quartet.