With an expansive, exciting repertoire, Rick Dean fuses great entertainment featuring pop music with a variety of classic covers - from mowtown/old-school to country-rock, jazz, contemporary, and much more. Audiences are entertained by a dazzling array of live instruments - including multi-keyboard, smooth vocals, guitar, trumpet, percussion, harmonica, recorder. Multi-tiered electronic sequencing brings a dynamic full-ensemble sound to Rick's fresh, rich arrangements.
Rick Dean has logged hundreds of performances as soloist, studio musician, guest artist/sit-in, headliner, and ensemble player throughout the West and beyond. As well, he has scored hundreds of arrangements for the studio, the U.S. Air Force band system, and various ensembles - from small rock, country, jazz and vocal groups to large, full wind orchestras.
He has appeared on TV (inc. Rick Dean Hosts a Tribute To ..."), radio, video and records; and at personal appearances with audiences ranging in number from 2 to 50,000, including President Ford and the Governors of Arizona and of Sonora, Mexico.
Venue highlights include: The Playboy Club, Sir Francis Drake, Disneyland, The Queen Mary, The London Bridge, The Stardust (Las Vegas), and Union Square.
Groups include: Sky's the Limit, Rick Dean and the Mainstream (members inc. Dick Clark's musical director, Bammie winner/formerly w/ Tower of Power, etc.), Take-Off, Sneak Review, Spice, Johnny Vaughn Orchestras, and many others.
Rick is the proud son of Bob Sumners (of The Axidentals, ABC Paramount Records),and blessed father of Sacramento songwriter and vocalist, Rindy.