||Christopher Dean Sullivan |
Skills: bass (electric), double bass
Styles: Jazz, Jazz Improvisation
The critically acclaimed
bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan has shared the stage and/or recorded with Archie
Schepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Freddie Hubbard, Christian McBride, Carl Grubbs,
Irene Reid, Charli Persip, Eddie Henderson,
Billy Hart, Carter Jefferson, Vanessa Rubin, Stanley Jordan, Jon Faddis, Charles Gayle,
Odean Pope, Cecil Payne, Roger Humphries, Joe Mcphee, Najee, Joe Lovano,
Horace Parlan, The Cotton Club All Stars Show Band, Pete Seeger, Grant Green, Horace
Parlan, Della Griffin, Henry Grimes, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers,
Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Lytle, to name a few.
Christopher’s discography is varied, covering 45’s, albums and CD’s. Christopher Sullivan
has appeared in TV commercials and movies; the original “Dawn of the Dead”, and “The
Fish That Saved Pittsburgh”, as well as photo shoots for magazines, such as Vanity Fair
with Grammy Award winner Janet Jackson. In Pittsburgh, PA, Christopher Dean Sullivan
produced and hosted his own Warner Communication Award winning television show “The
Tree of Arts Alive”, which became a component of The Jazz Workshop Inc., where Chris
was also a bass and music theory instructor, under the directorship of founder and
saxophonist, Harold Young Sr. The award was presented for the best in culture and arts
programming. Mr. Sullivan continues to work and collaborate with the Jazz Workshop Inc.
Chris Sullivan continued to received various New York State community and arts services,
municipal, congressional, NYS Assembly Merit, and Senate Proclamation awards, as well
as the New York State Orange County Arts Council Champion for the Arts Award.
Mr. Sullivan acquired his Family Development Credential (FDC) through Cornell
University; he created and facilitates character development and conflict resolution
programs for public schools and other instruction / educational institutions in Pennsylvania
and New York States. This program is intertwined, as a component, in his music and
consultations, based on understanding the psychology of sound and vibration.
He also has acquired a New York State School Age Child Care (SACC) Credential. He
attended Pitt University for Mechanical Engineering, as well as Robert Morris College for