Dean Tsur is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and arranger, based in New York City. He has won the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition, and was semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Dean has earned his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.
With its roots extending to ancient Greece, the clarinet has a unique set of characters. Its upper register has clarity and flexibility. Its lower register has grit and earthiness. The clarinet has a rich tradition as an orchestral and solo instrument in classical music. However, its unique abilities have made it a central instrument in New Orleans jazz, swing, klezmer, and other types of music.