KEVIN DEAN and
The Big City Wranglers
Trumpeter Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Kevin grew up on the plains of America and dreamed of one day being a cowboy. As sometimes happens when people age, they are attracted to the music they heard early in life which led to his new cowboy jazz album, Sunset Trail. Dean co-founded the Jazz Association of Montreal and served as their first president. He developed the first jazz curriculum at McGill and is featured on over thirty CD’s, including twelve with his original music. Kevin has performed in concert and recorded with numerous well-known jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson and Barry Harris. Kevin also began to play and perform on the Hammond organ and formed a quartet that featured Andre White playing drums and saxophonists Mike Murley and John Nugent. The group performed at jazz festivals in Montreal, Sweden, and Finland and released a CD; Kevin Dean Organ Band, Live at Upstairs.