Dean Bowman

Dean Bowman, a vocalist, is well-known for his “rumbling baritone” and “heart-peeling falsetto… a showstopper” (Village Voice). He was also praised by the Guardian for being a “vocal-mentalist”, “tone poet,” and “jazz singer without the soul of a rocker” for his work with Don Byron and “Do The Boomerang”, which features the music of Junior Walker (Blue Note/EMI), and for Ray Charles and John Scofield. Dean Bowman is grateful to traditional Black spirituals as well as gospel for their influence on his creativity. Bowman was a student of Dr. James Mumford and John Paxton, and later studied with Barry Harris and David Baker. Dean was the voice of two characters in “Parrappa The Rappa” for Sony PlayStation. He also sang as a featured singer for Quebecite, an operetta by D.D. Jackson with a libretto written by George Elliot Clarke, a Canadian poet-laureate.

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