International performer, composer and recording artist Jesse Dean was born in Baltimore, MD, USA April 1, 1955. He began studying the clarinet at age 10 adding tenor saxophone at 16. Jesse was inspired by the great beebop era players like Charlie Parker, Earl Bostic and Benny Carter. He went on to earn his BA in Music at San Francisco State in 1981 where he studied classical saxophone with James Matherson, Jazz composition with Bennett Friedman and Jazz improvisation with jazz giant, John Handy. Jesse composes, performs and records his smooth jazz and contemporary relaxation mood music on the Open Window Productions LLC label.

Jesse Dean has performed across America, in Australia, the Caribbean, Canada, China, Columbia, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Japan, New Zealand, Polynesia and Mexico.

http://www.thejessedean.com

Latest News

November 11th 2020 City of Tustin veteran's Celebration Performance 700 El Camino Ave Tustin Ca 11AM-12 PM

November22 2019 Saddleback College School of Architecture Tree Planting Event Performance

May 5, 2012 Jesse Dean was a featured Guest artist at the SOKA UNIVERSITY of AMERICA 11th International Music $ Arts Festival in Aliso Viejo, CA

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Jesse Dean invites you to enjoy a journey of musical discovery with his.
2006 Solo piano CD release: Reflections in the Light

Similar Artists

On saxophone:Kenny G, Jan Gabarek, David Sandborne, On Piano: Windham Hill

Influences

Some of Jesse?s musical mentors growing up were John Coltrane, Earl Bostic, Sidney Bechet, Benny Carter, Zoot Sims, Charlie Parker, Eddie Harris and Jonnie Griffith.

Bio

International Performing and recording artist Jesse Dean was born in Baltimore, MD April 1, 1955 and raised in Durham, NC. He started playing clarinet when he was 10 years old adding the saxophone to his repertoire in at 16 and played his first gig the same night he picked up the sax. Jesse went on to earn his BA in Music at San Francisco State in 1981 as a saxophone major. Jesse also composes, performs and records his own self styled relaxing, piano new age music.

Jesse Dean has performed in America, Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Columbia, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Japan, Kiribas, Mexico.

Jesse Dean performs, produces and releases his music through Open Window Productions LLC.

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