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JAMES L. DEAN
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
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
shows 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
(www.centannibroadcasting.com) 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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