The Dean Demerritt Jazz Tribe Performing in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s “Brown Bag It” Series

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Tulsa Jazz

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An absolute musician, Dean Demerritt’s roots are in jazz, blues, classical, rock, and country and western.  Growing up as the son of a jazz pianist in Tulsa, he learned the roots of jazz from performing in his father’s band in high school. Dean’s teen years were spent learning jazz standards from an older generation of venerated artists.  Dean went on to study classical and jazz bass at the University of Tulsa, graduating with a degree in music.

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While in college, he performed with various local jazz groups and shared the stage with jazz heavyweights including Stanley Clarke, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Stan Kenton, and also performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony.  After graduating, Dean went “on the road” with the renowned western swing band “Asleep at the Wheel”.  During this 4-year gig, the band recorded several albums when not on major…

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