“…Sullivan’s a bassist whose authoritative and bluesy bending’s of the notes honor his affection for legends such as Slam Stewart as well as Ray Brown.” ~ Jazz Journalist Association
Christopher Dean Sullivan is a media renowned, New York State Multiple Congressional, Senate, Assembly Merit, County and Municipal Arts Award recipient, highly versed bassist of many musical languages:
Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Fusion, Caribbean, Indian, African and Eurocentric perceptions, and more. Chris is well traveled throughout the US, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. He has shared the stage and/or recorded with Stanley Jordan, Archie Shepp, Charli Persip, Yusef Lateef, Najee, Grant Green, Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Horace Parlan, Della Griffin, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Judi Silvano, Carl Grubbs, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Irene Reed, Stanley Turrentine , Freddie Hubbard, Barbara Sfraga, Joe Giardullo, Joe McPhee, just to name a few, as well as leads his own ensembles within the U.S. and abroad. He has Performed and recorded in two, or more, bass ensembles in college assemblies including performing and radio recording with Henry Grimes (WKCR), and CD Poet release with Christian McBride (E.J. Antonio: Rituals from the marrow: Recipe for a jam session).
Christopher Dean Sullivan is currently composing and working on his debut recording, Earth Magic: Foundation of the Bassik Foundation
“Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan plays with a natural looseness, easily adapting to the great variety of prevailing directions of the tune.”
~ Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz
How did you hear about us?
From Doug E. Fresh through Reverbnation
What is your profession (singer, rapper, songwriter, poet, dancer, model, music fan, etc.)?
Musician (Bassist), Spoken Word, Actor
How many members are in your band?
Band Members Vary. Depending on Engagement. I have a few projects to accommodate.
What is your style of music?
Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Modern Jazz, Open Experimental (avant garde), Latin, R&B, Latin Jazz, Rock Funk, Soul, Gospel, World, Afrocentric, Funk.
Who are your influences in the music industry?
I have varies influences through my performing career, from Doo Woop, Classic Rock, Classic R&B, Modern R&B, Jazz, Funk, Country, Fusion, Classical, Smooth Jazz, Hip Hop, BeBop, Cool... Artists of just about all genres. To pin point a few would not give justice to my approach. It All Centers within the American World Music Genre, you digg.
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