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The media renown Bass Artisan Christopher Dean Sullivan is well traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the recipient of various New York State Congress, Senate, Assembly and Municipality Arts awards, and a highly versed bassist of many musical languages: Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Fusion, Caribbean, Indian, African, Eurocentric perceptions, and more.
He has shared the stage in performance and/or recorded with Archie Schepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Odean Pope, Freddie Hubbard, Christian McBride, Stanley Jordan, Horace Parlan, Carl Grubbs, Irene Reid, Charli Persip Pete Seeger, Grant Green, Horace Parlan, Della Griffin, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Stanley Turrentine , Johnny Lytle, just to name a few. Chris’ discography is vast in genres. From the jazz traditional art forms to open free style expressions, as well as Latin jazz, Poetry/Spoken Word driven, contemporary and commercial directions. Christopher Dean Sullivan now leads his own music ensembles, performing traditional jazz, tributes, original compositions, and contemporary music with jazzy R&B flavors.
“... Sullivan plays not just the upright bass strings but the bass itself, throwing himself into the performance not to draw the spotlight, but to impart a palpable joie de vive to go with his rhythmic, rippling (think Charlie Haden, somewhat) bass tones."
~ Mark Keresman, JazzReview.com