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Dennison Blackett Jazz Ensemble / Bio

Dennison Blackett is a talented artist of many mediums.  Of the many talents that make the artist are saxophonist, producer, engineer, and electronic musician with a little hint of musical programming.  However, Dennison will admit that saxophone is his first love.  He will mention the House of Blues in Cambridge long ago where a summer camp field trip changed his life.  There were swinging cymbals, soulful vocals, and of course, the sweet sound of saxophone throughout. 

This defining moment inspired Dennison join any musical group possible.  At Boston Latin school he was a section leader in concert band, Jazz band, and football band.   He joined City Music at Berklee College where he was surrounded by young musical talent such as himself.  He even, began his own ensemble as a high school senior; a four saxophone latin band. Arrangements included tunes by Willie colon, Hector Lavoe, and Tito Puente

At Berklee college of music where he studied jazz composition, electronic production and design and graduated from contemporary writing and production in 2007.

Dennison's Jazz Influences include Duke Ellington's band, Charles Mingus in any form, Miles Davis, throughout his entire career, and saxophonist Johnny Hodges for his sweet sound. 

Currently, Dennison is in the process of recording an original jazz record, Winters Relative, set to debut on March 20, 2013.  check out Dennisonblackett.com/wintersrelative

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Band Members
Greg Toro, Patrick Simard, Grant Richards, Mark Zaleski, Joe Stewart
Artist Name
Dennison Blackett Jazz Ensemble
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Contact Info

Boston, MA

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