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DEE BELL  

JAZZ VOCALIST

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Welcome to the homepage of Dejamusic. Dee Bell and James Becker are partners in DeJa Music. DeJa is located in Mill Valley, California and is a writing business specializing in music lyrics, the written word and live jazz performances.


Dee has two Concord Jazz Recordings that were in the top twenty in national jazz airplay. She also was voted Vocalist Deserving Wider Recognition for two years running, by Downbeat Magazine and Billboard Magazine chose Let There Be Love as a Top Pick.


She has performed with Stan Getz, Eddie Duran, John Stowell, Houston Persons, Michael Spiro, Tom Harrell, George Cables, Richie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, and Eddie Jefferson to name a few.


Currently, Dee is available for performances as a duo with pianist Art Khu, with guitarist, Paul Mousavi, or as a quartet with Ethereal Mass. Trios and Big Band performances can also be arranged. Please call (415) 383-2402 for booking information.


Dee Bell has been seen on the big stage at Kimball's in the East Bay, Yoshi's at Jack London Square, at the Russian River Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Jazz Festival and at the Alpha Hotel in Japan to name a few. She has also appeared on television in Washington, D.C. Her most recent large venue performances include the Indianapolis Arts Garden, Napa's Mustard Festival, Jazz at Pearl's, Daytona's, and Zebulon's Lounge. 
 
Dee has been praised by critics in Europe, Japan and the United States for her mellow pure vocals. Her soothing sound has been compared with Cleo Laine, June Christy and Chris Connor among others.


Leonard Feather of the LA Times rated her with five bells and Derrick Stewart-Baxter of England's Jazz Journal said "Dee Bell is more than just a good professional. She knows just how to bring the best out in a song. She does her own thing, lazy, hazy, smoky singing." Gerald Nachman of the San Francisco Chronicle said "She's a picture singer - a pretty, blue-eyed, honey-blonde with a husky-dusky voice that contains classic echoes of Chris Connor, Anita O'Day, Jeri Southern and, during low-slung swoops, Cleo Laine."


Her albums are "Let There Be Love" with Stan Getz and Eddie Duran - CJ 206 and "One by One" with Tom Harrell and Eddie Duran - CJ271. "Let There Be Love" is currently available by calling the listed telephone number or by using the email link below.

Hendrick's County Flyer and East Coast Syndication Papers News Story by Wade Coggeshall


LINKS

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LUKE GILLESPIE is an awesome piano player! Click on this line to listen!

Artist: Rohmana D'Arezzo

Artist: Dena Cornett

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Alliance Record Link

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Check out David Watson's cd release, "Imprisoned Splendor" for six tunes with Dee's lyrics.


Check local listings for appearances by Dee Bell at a variety of locations in the Bay Area.

Click on Mozart for press kit and/or bookings.




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