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Dennis Bell, pianist, is a gold and platinum award-winning producer, arranger, songwriter, conductor and music educator. Graduate of the High School of Music & Art, NYU (BMus in Piano/Music Theory) and CUNY Queens College (MA in Composition). Dennis has produced records by Doug E Fresh, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, U2, and Touché, amongst others. He was the musical director/ conductor for the international tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and has written TV and Radio Jingles for Drakes, Hardees, Roy Rogers, and Nabisco companies. His modern dance scores have been performed at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, The Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, Yale University in New Haven , LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC, Ailey II, Juilliard New Dances 08, Perry Mansfield in Steamboat Springs and U Cal at Irvine amongst others. His compositions for modern dance/ballet CD, “Musique Pour La Danse Moderne��? was released on GuavaJamm Entertainment ( www.guavajamm.net) in 2008. He has played with and/or performed on albums and concerts with Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams, Nick Brignola, Jimmy Owens, Dave Grusin, Buddy Morrow, Sal Salvador, Dave Valentin, Noel Pointer, Steve Jordan, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Celia Cruz, Billy Preston, and many others. He was the musical director/conductor of the international tour of Jesus Christ, Superstar and has performed and conducted in venues from Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls to Madison Square Garden, and appeared on the Joan Rivers Show, New York at Night, MTV Music Video Awards, music videos, and in the movie U2, Rattle and Hum. Dennis is the founder and CEO of City Slicker Productions, Mark of Aries Music (BMI) and record label GuavaJamm Entertainment. He was a long time Music Educator in the NYC school system. At LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts he was teacher of Jazz Improvisation, Musicianship, Choir and Music Technology. He was the long time Conductor of the award winning Bronx Boro-Wide Chorus and he is presently a Adjunct Professor of Music and Music Technology at Mercy College in Westchester County.
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