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Tenor, Alto, Bari Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute

1825 Riverside Drive / Suite 1A / New York, NY 10034 / 917-855-1879


education                 U.S. Navy School of Music 1966-67 
                                         Berklee College of Music 1970-71
                                         Mannes College of Music 1971

other teachers     Harvey Estrin (Flute), Joe Allard, Alex Williams (Clarinet),
                                         Andy McGhee, Charlie Mariano (Jazz Improvisation), Tenor
                                         Sax/Attended Stage Band Clinics/University of Connecticut 1969
                                         (Pepper Adams/Ladd MacIntosh Ensembles) Student of George
                                         Coleman (Tenor Sax Jazz Virtuoso) 1987-1988

performing              Sy Oliver Big Band - 1974 
experience                Jimmy McGriff Big Band (1985) featuring David "FatHead"
                                         Neuman.  Harold Liebermann Orchestra, John Bello Orchestra,
                                         Bob Kindred Orchestra, Rod Ruth Studio Orchestra, Alan Quinn Orchestra,
                                         Brass  Transit, Don Michaels, Joe Carson, Mike Hart, John Muzzy Orchestra,
                                         Sound Factory, David Aaron Orchestra, Bobby Carroll Orchestra, 
                                         and the Big Band Swing Machine.  The James L Dean Big Band performed
                                         in 2008 at the Jersey Jazz Society Jazz Festival with STAN KENTON alumni
                                         Mike Vax.

                                         The James L Dean Big Band and small groups have performed
                                          at the popular swing night dances at the famous Whiskey Cafe in
                                          Jersey Meadowlands monthly for 9 years (2003 - 2012).

                                         Led own Big Band In Las Vegas 1975-1976.
                                         U.S. Navy Stage Band of Hawaii 1972-1974.
                                         U.S. Navy Bands 1966-1970.
                                         Duo with Jazz Guitarist Vic Cenicola.
                                         Featured with Lenore Rapheal Trio.

                                        Show band experience includes performances with
                                         Billy Eckstine, Neil Sedaka, Charo, Shirley Bassey, Melba Moore,
                                         Buddy Greco, Tony Martin, Tiny Tim, Jack Jones, Clint Holmes,
                                         Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Yul Brynner, MacGuire Sisters,
                                         Freda Payne, Anna Marie Alberghetti, Connie Haines, Julie
                                         La Rosa,  Dick Jenson Production Show (Honolulu), Eddie
                                         Fisher, Leslie Uggams, Mel Carter, Don Cornell, Lenny
                                         Welch, Ritz Brothers, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Nipsy
                                         Russel, and Connie Francis.

recording                        Recorded and Produced in 2010 CEXTON CD
                                          "THESE THINGS WE DIG" featuring James L Dean
                                          and the Whiskey Cafe Jazz Quintet (Mike Ponella, trumpet;
                                          Philip Jones, trombone; Bob DeBennedette, piano;
                                          Ron Naspo, bass; Wayne Dunton, drums.)

                                         Recorded and Produced in 2004 Grammy nominated
                                         CEXTON CD "SWINGIN' THE WHISKEY CAFE"
                                          featuring the James L Dan Big Band with Van Martin on vocals.

                                         Recorded and produced Muse Album "Generations" with the
                                         great Pepper Adams (the last record produced in his lifetime).
                                         Praised by Cadence Magazine as one of the Top Ten Jazz
                                         Records of 1986.

                                         Recorded and produced highly acclaimed Cexton C.D. "Ceora"
                                         featuring Claudio Roditi, vocalist Marlene Ver Planck and
                                         guitarist Harry Leahey.

                                         Recorded and produced Cexton C.D. "Mise-En-Scene"
                                         Claudio Roditi, drummer Akira Tana, vocalist Marlene Ver Planck, and
                                         master trombonist Wayne Andre.

                                         Recorded and produced "On The Run" C.D. featuring Claudio
                                         Roditi, George Masso and Jim McNeely.

                                         Recorded and produced "Mood Swings" featuring Vic Cenilcola
                                         and Jim McNeely.

                                         Recorded and produced "Clari-Trane" (Cexton Records)
                                         featuring Terry Clarke, Jim McNeely and Vic Cenicola.

t.v.  and RADIO
                         The James L Dean Jazz Group appeared in April of of 2012
                                         on NYC Cable TV show "Minding Your Own Business"
                                         hosted by June Middleton, Esq.  The show is available on
                                         YOU TUBE currently.

                                         James L Dean hosted "The Wiskey Cafe Jazz/Swing Hour", 
                                         an internet radio show for the Centanni Broadcasting Network
                                         ( from September 2011 - 
                                         September 2012. The weekly show was heard in over 40 nations
                                         and 167 cities worldwide.  The show was so sucessful it has
                                         been picked up by the City World Radio Nework and will
                                         resume broadcasting live oon January 22, 2013.

                                         Has performed on various cable TV shows locally with own
                                         group and Joe Carson Big Band. Performed in 1982 with Mel
                                         Torme's pianist John Colane, Atlantic City TV Show "Cook Books."

                                        Performed in March 1992 on Staten Island Cable TV Show
                                       "Strickly Acoustic" with trumpet soloist Claudio Roditi, Vic
                                        Cenicola, Calvin Hill and Joe Ouzo. Show was nominated
                                        for Nova Award.

                                        Featured and interviewed on one hour radio show in Milo,
                                        Sweden in Oct., 1992 on the Alf Neilson Jazz Show.

                                        Performed with David Braham Trio on syndicated cable
                                        tele-jazz/interactive programming show in 1995.

club date bands         Performed with many commercial club bands in metropolitan area
                                        that include the following: Steven Scott Orchestra, Hank Lane,
                                        Harold Davis, Wayne Marshall, Frank Bennett, Hank Joel, Hal
                                        Prince, Joe Caroselli, Jerry La Guardia, Barry Herman.

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