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Where are you located?
New York City
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a great person and a dedicated musician. Received Downbeat magazine scholarship and attended Berklee College of music. Got a call from Gene Mcdaniels and went on to play with up coming star Roberta Flack. Spent many years playing behind various singers on the Essex lable. Then remained active on Broadway. I have done the following hit shows, Don't Bother me I can't cope, The rocky Horror Show, and Raisin, starring Virginia capers. Spent a year with the Negro ensemble Co.Worked the Fox theater in Philadelphia with Melvin Van peeble's Don't Play us cheap. I recorded on the Atlantic label with Harry Alexander and the Virgo label with Roy Ayers. Put considerable amount of time in the New York recording scene.You can also catch a glimpse of me in the hit movie 9 &1/2 weeks starring Micky Rourke. PS I had dredlocks. I have always taken time off to study. Therefore I have had breaks from the scene on occasion . Spent one year at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City studying the flute and conducting. I have studied with Maestro Alberto Socarras whom I might mention is my mentor. I have since had the opportunity to have studied with some fine players. Let me give a shout out to Bryce Sabastien, Hilliard Greene,Mike Pope,Santi Debriano and Tony Falanga. I am presently working on classical playing but maintaining the roots of jazz. I love working with singers and will always be available when needed. Last but not least I still put time into the electric bass and respect it as an instrument on it's own ground. I am a member of Local 802 so if you need me you know what to do. Peace.
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At 4:52am on July 27, 2010, Petra Caramela said…
Hi! Check out my new cd:
Have fun!
At 1:23pm on April 25, 2009, M said…
I sing with all my heart!
At 9:10pm on April 22, 2009, Warren Benbow said…
What did you do with your guitar?
At 7:28pm on April 21, 2009, Tehrin.C.Cole said…
Yo,Dennis!All is well.I just got in from my teaching gig,just a little while ago.Tyrone left me a message earlier today,but no number.I know that he's down in Beaufort,South Carolina right now,....I'm not sure when he's going to be back,but I'm quite sure,he'll call me again!
At 9:49am on April 21, 2009, Brooklyn Jazz Queen said…
Can you see me better now..LOL
At 4:06am on April 13, 2009, Jennifer said…
Hello Dennis Heaven

It's nice to meet you. Look forward to staying in contact over time. I invite you to read my poems when you have a moment.


At 3:27am on April 12, 2009, Jocelyn Brown said…
Oh my goodness Dennis!! So wonderful to hear from you and see you after all of these years! Oh!! that shirt!!hahahahhaha
that was a time in our lives!!LOL Well goodbuddie I am so happy that you are here and doin your thing! When you coming to England?? Stay in touch!! WOW!!
Much Love
At 2:46pm on April 3, 2009, Henry P. Warner said…
This is a great find, Dennis, thanks a lot. Will try to figure out how to do all this adding stuff. Maybe you can offer tech assistance? Akosua. 5:39am!
At 6:51am on April 3, 2009, James E. Magee (Maxxwell) said…
Hey Dennis:
Thanks for the reach out. Indeed a few people have already reached out to me. I am not sure that I've filled out my "about me" section properly though. I didn't do a big sell line or anything. I kept it basic, LOL! Hit me up, man. Peace.
At 9:36pm on March 22, 2009, Daphne said…
Hi -

The jazz scene is pretty limited in my immediate area. However, the Silvermine Inn in Norwalk, CT is very good. Every week there's a great group performing...either swing, fusion, brazillian, etc.


















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