Dr. Geoffrey Dean is a jazz pianist, composer, author and educator currently performing in the Washington DC area. His music spans the entire genre of jazz – from blues and hard bop influences to classical music, R&B and modern jazz.
Dr. Dean has performed across the country while educating students in the university setting over the last decade. Dean completed his Undergraduate studies at the Berklee College Of Music, a Masters of Jazz Studies at the University of Tennessee, and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
Geoffrey Dean currently resides in the Northern Virginia/DC region and has recently authored an educational book on how to play modern jazz piano titled “Kenny Kirkland’s Harmonic and Rhythmic Language: A Model For The Modern Jazz Pianist”. It can be purchased at Kennykirkland.com as well as the Jamey Aebersold website Jazzbooks.com Dr.
Dean has additionally contributed as an author for the Masterclass series in Downbeat Magazine. He has recorded and performed with notable jazz musicians across the globe including Terrell Stafford, Greg Tardy, Cyrus Chestnut, and many others. His albums can be found on all streaming platforms as well as CD and Vinyl.