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“…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
The Bass Artisan Christopher Dean Sullivan is well traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad.
He is the recipient of various New York State Congress, Senate Proclamation, Assembly and Municipality Arts awards,
as well as the recipient of the NYS Orange County Council of the Arts Champion for the Arts Award.
Chris a highly versed bassist of many musical languages from Jazz, to Afro ~ Latin, to Contemporary genres.
He has share the stage in performance and/or recorded with some of his constituents such as Archie Schepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Odean Pope,
Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Horace Parlan, Carl Grubbs, Stanley Jordan
Irene Reid, Charli Persip, Vanessa Rubin, Joe Lovano, Pete Seeger, Grant Green,
Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Stanley Turrentine , just to name a few. Christopher Dean Sullivan can be heard on various jazz CD's from contemporary to open music genres.
He has Performed and recorded in two, or more, bass ensembles including performing and radio recording with Henry Grimes (WKCR),
shared recording with Israel “Cachao” Lopez (JOKASO Music ASCAP), and
CD Poet release with Christian McBride (E.J. Antonio: Rituals from the marrow: Recipe for a jam session / BlueZygo Records).
Chris has been in magazines, such as Vanity Fair with Janet Jackson, as well as been in movies, and television and radio commentaries as host in some cases and guest in others.
“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
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