String Bass, Bass Guitar
Dennis arrived in Seattle by way of Detroit and Los Angeles, and has
since performed, recorded, and toured with numerous Northwest groups,
covering a wide range of styles from classical to progressive/alternative
Jazz, World, and Rock.
He received a degree in instrumental performance from the University of
Washington, graduating with top honors in 1995.
While at the U.W. he studied for three years with Barry Lieberman of the
L.A. Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony. He also performed with the U.W.
Symphony under the conductor Peter Eros, the University Strings under
violist/conductor Eric Schumsky, and The Contemporary Group (with
William O. Smith and Stewart Dempster), as well as various other
He has since been performing with a number of Seattle area ensembles,
including the Octava Chamber Orchestra, the Bellevue and Federal Way
Symphony Orchestras, The Evergreen City Ballet Orchestra, the Young
Composer's Collective, and the New Chamber Orchestra under violinist/
conductor Michael Miropolsky.
Dennis has recently performed and recorded several new works by
contemporary composers Byron Au Yong and Sumiko Sato, as well as the
contemporary improvisational group bass/hornz . He has also performed
and recorded with many other Northwest-based jazz, rock, world music,
and other diverse groups, including the Seattle Creative Music Orchestra,
One Hand Clapping, the Valse Cafe Orchestra, Opera Jupiter, and the
Deepak Ram Quintet.