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Dennis Rowland: "Every Day (I Got The Blues)" with The Young Sounds of Arizona
"Dennis Rowland more than proved his jazz-cum-blues credentials during a seven-year stint with the Count Basie Band (1977-1984), and in his Rhyme, Rhythm & Reason and Get Here.Now, in his third Concord outing, Rowland shows off a savvy prowess that certifies him a bonafide jazz singer." — JazzTimes
DENNIS ROWLAND: Every day's a new day!
Dennis was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in a household of jazz enthusiasts, and developed an appreciation for jazz music at an early age. In the 1970s he worked as a singer and actor in Detroit and, starting in 1977, he toured with Count Basie's orchestra. Rowland toured with Basie for the next seven years. During his time with Basie, he shared the stage with Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett.
Dennis starred as Jimmy Baker in Robert Sucato's 2006 film, Real Gone Cat with its screenwriter, Scott Hopkins. The film was an official selection of both the Sedona Film Festival and the Phoenix Film Festival. Dennis is also featured on the Basie Band’s Grammy award-winning record, “On the Road.”
An electrifying live performer, Rowland’s musical tours in recent years have taken him to Germany, Russia, England, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic and Croatia. In the United States, he has performed at major jazz festivals around the country, and with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Dennis is a huge jazz favorite in Phoenix and has performed across the Valley in jazz clubs and performing arts venues, including The Nash. Dennis is also quite an accomplished actor and has often been seen on stage at Actors Theater of Phoenix.
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