Dean Torrey

Bass

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Dean Torrey was born in Connecticut in 1992, and began playing the bass at age 8. During his college years he was mentored by bassists Doug Weiss, Scott Colley, Lynn Seaton and Joe Sanders, as well as pianist Hal Galper.

Since moving to New York in 2014 Torrey has quickly distinguished himself as one of the leading voices on bass of his generation, having been tapped for sideman work by veteran creatives such as NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams, AACM percussionist/composer Thurman Barker, Rodney Green, Francisco Mela, and Dizzy Gillespie alum Ed Cherry; as well as contemporaries nearer his own age like Grammy-winning saxophonist Tivon Pennicott, pianist Micah Thomas, and the New-York-Times-acclaimed Onyx Collective.