Donald Dean
drummer
Born in Kansas City

Education
First Instruments: French Horn and Trumpet
Graduate, R.T. Coles Vocational High School, Kansas City.
Diploma - Major in Music, University of Kansas, Kansas City.

Professional engagements with:

Monty Alexander, Steve Allen, Curtis Amy, Roy Ayers, Benny Baily, Eddie Baker, H.B. Barnum, Marcus Belgrave, Lou Blackburn, Arthur Blythe, Willie Bobo, George Bohanan, John Bolivar, Richard Boone, Jimmy Bond, Bobby Bradford, Oscar Brashear, Vernell Bright, Garnett Brown, Ray Brown, Gary Burton, John Carter, Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, Ray Charles, Don Cherry, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton, Arnette Cobb, Charles "Dolo" Coker, George Coleman, Ornette Coleman, Buddy Collette, John Collins, Joe Comfort, Conte Condoli, Bob Cooper, Curtis Counce, Hank Crawford, Ray Crawford, Sonny Criss, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Durham, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Edwards, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy "Night Train" Forrest, Sonny Fortune, Slim Gaillard, Larry Gales, Terry Gibbs, Dexter Gordon, Joe Gordon, Earl Grant, Thurman Green, Wardell Grey, John Handy, Gene Harris, Hampton Hawes, Coleman Hawkins, Andrew Hill, Red Holloway, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Carmel Jones, Clifford Jordan, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Keyes, Roland Kirk, Scotty LaFaro, Charles Loyd, Harold Land, Ysef Latiff, Hubert Laws, Joe Mainie, Sal Marquez, Onzy Matthews, Pete Meyers, Billy Mitchell, Blue Mitchell, Red Mitchell, James Moody, Monk Montgomery, Wes Montgomery, Dick Morgan, Frank Morgan, Abe Most, Sam Most, Les McCann, Howard McGhee, Al McKibbon, Jay McShann, Phineas Newborn Jr., Charles Owens, Gary Peacock, Curtis Pegler, Art pepper, Bobby Pierce, Herman Riley, Shorty Rogers, The Jazz Crusaders (Joe Sample), Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson), Pharoah Saunders, Clifford Scott, Shirley Scott, Michael Sessions, Bud Shank, George Shearing, Jack Sheldon, Andy Simpkins, Howlett Smith, Jimmy Smith, Louis Spears, Maurice Spears, Sonny Stitt, Horace Tapscott, The Three Sounds, Kevin Toney, Stanley Turrentine, Tommy Turrentine, Leroy Vinegar, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Roosevelt Wardell, Doug Watkins, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Ben Webster, Buster Williams, Claude Williams, John B. Williams, Gerald Wilson, Jack Wilson, Ricky Woodard, Eddie Harris, etc.

Vocalists and entertainers:

Lorez Alexander, Ernestine Anderson, Ernie Andrews, Betty Carter, Miki Champion, June Christie, Kenny Coleman, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Hartman, Bill Henderson, Al Hibbler, Linda Hopkins, Herb Jeffries, Etta Jones, Gladyce Knight, Gloria Lynn, Miki Lynn, Gloria Smith, Barbara Morrison, Carmen McRea, Dee Dee McNeil, Michelle Nichols, Anita O'Day, Freda Payne, King Pleasure, Queen Bey, Lou Rawls, Della Reese, Little Jimmy Scott, Nancy Sinatra, O.C. Smith, Dakota Staton, Dinah Washington, Maxine Weldon, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Spanky Wilson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Nichelle Nichols, The Nicholas Brothers, Miki Lynn, Milt Trenier.

Discography:

Earl Anderza, 
Kenny Coleman, 
Ray Crawford,
Andrew Hill, 
Marvin Jenkins,
Carmel Jones,
Harold Land,
Ysef Latiff
Ron Carter,
Les McCann/ Eddie Harris (Suisse Movement),
Scotty Young,
Hampton Hawes,
Claude Williams,
Gerald Wilson,
Horace Tapscott,
Queen Bey,
Luluk Purwanto & The Helsdingen trio,
Donald Dean - DIVERSITY - 1996.

 

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