Dean is one of the busiest and most sought after accompanists/keyboard players in Toronto. He has worked with artists in a variety of genres (ARI, Ellevan, Autumn Portrait, Enrico Rennella, Catherine Bernardi) and has proven to be reliable in helping their projects come to life. He gigs frequently at weddings and private functions (Stouffville Toyota, Scotiabank) as well as cover gigs. He currently holds a weekly residency at the Shangri-la hotel playing his own piano arrangements of popular standards. While most of his time is spent performing, Dean is no stranger to writing music. He has a Master’s Degree in Composition and has scored short student films as well as corporate videos (Tripcentral.ca, LaborGate). He is currently looking forward to meeting more artists and continuing to push his limits as a creator and performer.
Shangri-la Hotel (Present)
Lee’s Palace with The Autumn Portrait (2016)
Rose Theatre with Enrico Rennella (2015)
Pantages Hotel (2012-2015)
Dundas Square, Mod Club, The Opera House, Adelaide Hall, CP24 with Daniella Watters (2015,2014)
Groove (New York) with Daniella Watters (2015)
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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