Dean is one of the busiest and most sought after piano/keyboard players, songwriters and composers in Toronto. After completing his Masters degree in composition, Dean began working full-time as a musician. Apart from his weekly gigs at the Pantages and Shangri-la Hotels, Dean keeps himself busy by teaching music, performing at various venues and events and composing music. Dean has had the pleasure of working with many talented musicians, adapting his skills to various genres ranging from pop, R&B, Motown, funk, hip-hop, house and rock. You can find Dean playing frequently around the GTA with Daniella Watters. Dean has composed the score for a number of short independent films as well as a short webseries. He is currently expanding his compositional portfolio, extending his work to film, television, video games and advertisements.
Pantages Hotel (Present)
Shangri-la Hotel (Present)
The Opera House with Daniella Watters (2015)
Groove (New York) with Daniella Watters (2015)
The Mod Club with Daniella Watters (2014)
Royal York Hotel with The Advocats Big Band (2007 and 2008)
Roy Thomson Hall with The Advocats Big Band (2007 and 2008)
Beaches Jazz Festival with The Advocats Big Band (2007)
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