Graduate of the High School of Music & Art, NYU (BMus in Piano/Music Theory studying composition with Vittorio Rieti) and CUNY Queens College (MA in Composition) where he studied composition under Leo Kraft, George Perle and Hugo Weisgal.
Dennis has produced records by Doug E Fresh, Dave Valentin, New Voices Of Freedom, U2, Lynette Washington and Touché, amongst others. He was the musical director/ conductor for the international tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and has written TV and Radio Jingles for Drakes, Hardees, Roy Rogers and Nabisco companies.
His scores for modern dance have been performed across the globe and released on the album: “Musique Pour La Danse Moderne”.
Dennis was an AMC ‘Live Music for Dance’ grant recipient in 2010. He has played with and/or performed on albums and concerts with Dave Valentin, Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams, Nick Brignola, Dave Grusin, Buddy Morrow, Sal Salvador, Steve Jordan, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Celia Cruz, Billy Preston and many others. He has performed and conducted in venues from Carnegie, Alice Tully Halls to Madison Square Garden, and appeared on the Joan Rivers Show, New York at Night, MTV Music Video Awards, music videos, and in the movies U2, Rattle and Hum and Scrooged.
Dennis is the founder and CEO of City Slicker Productions, Mark of Aries Music (BMI) and record label GuavaJamm Entertainment. He was a long time Music Educator in the NYC school system. At LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts he was teacher of Music Tech, Jazz Improvisation, Musicianship, Jazz Chorus and Mixed Choirs He is a Yamaha Essential Jazz Artist and Adjunct Professor of Music & Music Technology at Mercy College in Westchester County.
Dennis Bell Discography Tracks
- 4 Vocals
- 15 Instruments & Performance
- 47 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 3 Conducting & Leading
- 48 Production
- 5 Technical
- 1 Visual
- 2 Management