Dennis Mackrel

Dennis Mackrel is a noted jazz drummer and highly respected composer/arranger and conductor whose work has been recorded and performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band, the WDR Radio Big Band from Germany, the Klüvers Big Band from Germany, and the McCoy Tyner Big Band, whose GRAMMY® winning CDs included Mackrel’s arrangements. He has won numerous awards including Who’s Who in Music, A national endowment for the Arts grant for composition, and Outstanding Alumni from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also an experienced jazz educator who conducts master classes, seminars and workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States.