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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Dean Moore II is a young up-coming artist from Detroit, Michigan who has established himself as a saxophonist and composer. He is currently part of a jazz quintet which in the Detroit area which performs all original music, “Urban Transport.” With Urban Transport he has recorded 2 cds, performed on WDET, the Ed Love show, multiple times, performs monthly at Bakers Keyboard lounge, regularly at Seldom Blues, and every weekend at Bert's jazz club in the Eastern Market. He was a part of the George Goldsmith quintet, Wendall Robinson quintet, and Raysee Biggs quintet, and performed very regularly with Claude Black and Clifford Murphy at the Murphy's jazz club in Toledo. Dean has performed with his sextet at the 2000 and 2001 Ford Detroit Jazz festival and 2003, 2004, and 2005 with Urban Transport, where they won the Heineken competition for best jazz group in the Detroit metro area. Dean has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, the metro Times, the Southfield Eccentric, and the Door County Weekly newspaper with musical accolades. He has performed live on various radio and television stations around the area, including WDET, the Mitch Albom show, and BET on Jazz and has played at such venues as the historic State and Fox Theater, the SerenGetti ballroom, the Bird of Paradise, and the FireFly jazz club. Dean currently works with five active groups in the metro-Detroit area and has performed with such greats as Michael Brecker, Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave, Delfeayo Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, James Carter, Donald Walden, the Mingus Big Band, and the Winard Harper Sextet among others. Dean has completed a residency at the Betty Carter Institute of Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and was an intructor at the Birch Creek jazz camp in the past years....
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