Dennis Moss is a solo jazz guitarist/bandleader serving Portland, Seattle and beyond. He performs regularly at corporate events, weddings, private parties, lounges, wine bars, restaurants and festivals. Dennis has performed in venues such as the Silver Legacy Resort Casino (Reno, NV), McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center, Hilton Portland, Benson Hotel, the Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises, University of Washington, VIRGINIA V Historic Ship and Antioch University. Dennis has had the honor of performing for distinguished clients such as Oregon Senator Rick Metsger, Seattle City Council member Jan Drago, Tacoma Mayorial Candidate Jim Merritt and Hewlett-Packard. Dennis works with some of the area's finest jazz musicians and clients can expect quality, memorable experiences. Besides leading his own groups and performing as a soloist, Dennis also composes, arranges, teaches guitar privately and presents jazz guitar clinics.
Dennis earned a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts. As a Cornish student, he studied with notable jazz artists such as Chuck Deardorf, Dawn Clement, Julian Priester and Jovino Santos Neto. Dennis earned multiple talent-based scholarships and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
There are several unique aspects of Dennis' playing that set him apart. A fingerstylist, Dennis has a gorgeous tone and he plays the seven-string guitar. Dennis has a strong harmonic sense and his voicings are unique among guitarists. His ability to take on multiple roles simultaneously (combining melody, harmony and bass lines) makes Dennis a perfect fit for solo and small ensemble performances. Dennis' playing style is very lyrical and his sound is warm and engaging. His music works great as background ambience for events and also as a main attraction.
various guests: bass, drums, etc.
Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Pat Martino, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy King, etc.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 360 minutes
Clients can expect quality, memorable experiences. Dennis' music has been described as "upbeat, seductive and relaxing". Dennis and his bandmembers are all punctual, professional and talented. Dennis' music works great as background ambience for events and also as a main attraction.
Access to one electrical outlet (unless the client specifies an all-acoustic performance)
Please contact Dennis to discuss your needs.
Classic Jazz and Brazilian Standards.
Past Booked Dates:
08-18-2010 — See Dennis' website for upcoming and past shows.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Grand Opening, Hotel, Launch Party, Private Party, Restaurant, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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