Dennis Bell, pianist, is a gold and platinum award-winning producer, arranger, composer, conductor and music educator. Graduate of the High School of Music & Art, NYU (B Mus) and CUNY Queens College (MA in Composition), Dennis has produced records by Doug E Fresh/Slick Rick, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, U2, Touché, Lynette Washington and others, was musical director/ conductor of the international tour of the B’way musical Jesus Christ Superstar, has written jingles for the Drakes, Hardees, Roy Rogers, and Nabisco companies.
His modern dance scores have been performed at Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Austin, CCDT, The Vancouver Arts Umbrella, Miami New World School of the Arts, MET Dance Houston, Peridance NY, Dallas Black Dance Theater, U Cal Long Beach, University of Utah, BPAC, River North Chicago Dace, Yale University, LaGuardia HS of Music & Art , Ball State University, University of Mass 5 College Dance Department, University of Texas, Perry Mansfield, Ailey II and a host of other Performing Arts Centers.
He has produced and worked with Bassists: Marcus Miller, Alex Blake, Eddie Jones, Noriko Ueda, Nobert Sloley, Lisle Atkinson, Pete Chivily, Sekou Bunch; Drummers: Buddy Williams, Steve Jordan, Anton Fig, Jeff Porcaro, Charlie Drayton, Abe Fogle, Kenwood Dennard, Victor Jones, Tommy Campbell, Larry Mullen Jr., Elijah Wood, John Sussewell; Guitarists: Sal Salvador, The Edge, Dave Fields, John Cariddi, Steve Lukather; Saxophonists: Casey Benjamin, Nick Brignola, Gerry Niewood, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Bruce Williams; Keyboardists: Billy Preston, Dave Grusin, Instrumentalists: Buddy Morrow, Dave Valentin, Mark Wood, Kenyatta Beasley, Pepper Adams, Alex Foster, Dave Chamberlain, Paulhino DaCosta; Singers and bands: Celia Cruz, U2, New Voices of Freedom, Lynette Washington, Phyllis Hyman, Patti Austin, Pantheon and a host of others.
He has performed and conducted in Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls, Madison Square Garden, the UN etc, appeared on the Joan Rivers Show, New York at Night, MTV VMA’s, A Salute to Israel, a variety of music videos, and the movies U2, Rattle and Hum & Scrooged (Paramount Picture).
Dennis is CEO of City Slicker Productions, Mark of Aries Music (BMI), and record label GuavaJamm Entertainment, Inc. He is a long time Music Educator, winner of the 2012 ArtsWestchester Artist of the year award, CEO of the CSP Music School and was an Adjunct Professor of Music and Music Technology at Mercy College and founder/conductor of the Mercy College Community Choir.