Graham Dean CV

Graham Dean is a professional Drummer who is comfortable playing Pop, Funk, Latin and Jazz. Graham Dean has worked with many household names in show business and also many famous American and English Jazz Musicians.

Joe Loss Orchestra

Graham has worked with The Joe Loss Orchestra. Including eight Royal engagements at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle in the presence of her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal family.

Bands Include:

  • Support Band for Lionel Ritchie

  • Snake Davis Band ( R & B )

  • Gary Boyle Band ( Jazz, Latin, R & B )

  • Loose Change ( Smooth Jazz, Latin, R & B )

  • Free Parking ( Jazz, Rock, Funk )

  • Fraternity (Jazz)

  • Emanon (Nikki Iles)

Big Bands Include:

  • Joe Loss Orchestra

  • Chris Smith

  • Squadronairs  ( Harry Bence)

  • Len Phillips

  • Sheila Tracey

  • The Albion Big Band

  • The Shades Of Kenton Big Band

  • Blackpool Jazz Club Big Band

And various rehearsal bands.

Famous Jazz Musicians include:

  • Stan Barker Trio

  • Maynard Ferguson

  • Al Grey

  • Pepper Adams

  • Kenny Devern

  • Digby Fairweather

  • Martin Taylor

  • Alec Dankworth

  • Tommy Tedesco

  • Bill Berry

  • Don Lusher

  • Roy Williams

  • Kenny Baker

  • Gary Cox

Pantos and Shows:

  • Michael Barrymore ( Cinderella Manchester Palace Theatre )

  • Charlie Drake ( Cinderella Peterborough )

  • Cannon and Ball ( Babe’s in The Wood )

  • Ken Goodwin ( Cinderella North Wales )

  • Little Shop of Horrors ( Theatre Clwyd )

  • Ain’t Misbehaving ( Sheffield Crucible Theatre )

Plus many amateur shows.

Recording Work:

  • Many radio broadcasts plus appearances for Granada TV

  • Step Out ( Gary Boyle Band )

  • Broadway Showtime ( Laurie Holloway )

  • Romancing and Dancing ( The Joe Loss Orchestra )

  • The Spice of Life ( The Joe Loss Orchestra )

  • The Graham Dean Quartet ( BBC Jazz Club ) – presented by Digby Fairweather

  • Emanon (Nikki Iles, BBC Jazz Club )

  •  Joe Loss live from Blackpool Tower ( BBC Radio )

Plus many more.

Singers:

  • Marion Montgomery

  • Carol Kidd

  • Geoff Hooper

  • Todd Miller

  • Mark Porter

  • Val Miller

  • Greg Cuisick

  • Bernadette Nolan

Various Cabarets

Cruise Ships Include:

  • QE2

  • Canberra

  • The New Oriana

Teaching:

Tuson College Preston and Runshaw College Leyland.

Early Experience:

  • Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra

  • The Blackburn Symphonia

  • Manchester Youth Stage Band

  • Burnley Schools Brass Band

  • Waterfoot Prize Brass Band

  • Sounds 18 Big Band Jazz

  • The Bob Watmough Orchestra (Dance Band)

  • Fodens Motor Works Brass Band

Education

Wavendon All Music Course (John Dankworth and Cleo Lane).

Wavendon Jazz Music Course (John Dankworth and Cleo Lane).

St Christophers High School Accrington.

Acknowledgements

Jack Parnell  “your time and feel is excellent”

Mike Alexander ( Musical Director Shirley Bassey ) “Graham Dean is a good Drummer with good reading ability, good time and feel and responds well to good leadership “.

John Robinson (Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones ) “ Great playing, very melodic"

Ian Thomas “sounds great you’re playing well”

Eric Delaney "it's the feel I Like''