Cover: $20 // Show: 7:30pm
“…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.” ~Steve Monroe, Jazz Journalist Association
Bassist 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 New York State Council of the Arts Champion for the Arts Award.
He has shared the stage in performance and/or recorded with Archie Schepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Odean Pope, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Horace Parlan, Irene Reid, Charli Persip, Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson Joe Lovano, Stanley Turrentine, just to name a few.
He is on a myriad of CD releases. The latest is a FMR records release, INFINITE SPIRIT: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band. Chris co-produced this project. The project includes two alumni of Herbie Hancock's seminal project, Eddie Henderson, and Billy Hart. 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 (JO KASO Music ASCAP), and
CD Poet release “E.J. Antonio: Rituals from the marrow: Recipe for a jam session” ( BlueZygo Records).
This release both Christopher Dean Sullivan and Christian McBride performs together. Chris has been working and touring his own ensemble projects over the past few years. He brings with him, on occasion, some of his music colleagues and constituents such as Sonny Fortune, Jon Faddis, multi-Grammy nominee drummer Bobby Sanabria, and 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