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Warren, Dennis

Warren, Dennis, drums; b. Roxbury, South End of section of Boston, MA, 24 March 1952. His father was born in Macon, Georgia in 1892, died in 1975. His mother was born in 1925 in Melrose, Massachusetts, died in 1989. His siblings are Richard Warren (born in Boston 1946), Leeann Warren (born in Boaton 1953), David Warren (born in Boston 1956, plays bass and is a music teacher in the Boston Public School system), and Robin Warren (born in Boston 1958). Dennis studied at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Black Music Department 1970 to 1972 with Cecil Taylor and Andrew Cyrille. He also studied at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, Black Music Division with Milford Graves 1975 to 1979 and 1981 to 1984. He studied with Bill Dixon 1975 to 1979 and 1981 to 1984. He studied with Jimmy Lyons in 1975.
He has traveled to every State in the USA except for Alabama and Alaska. In addition he's traveled to Central Mexico and Vancouver, British Columbia to Montreal. Performed and recorded for FMP Records in Berlin in 1991; Knickelsdorf, Austria Jazz Festival 1991 & 1992; Ulrichsberg Jazz Festival, Austria in 1991. Club Theolonius, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1992 all with the Raphe Malik Quintet.
His wife is Denise L. Warren (b. 1956). She played clarinet in her high school orchestra. His daughter is Nyomi Uta Warren (b. 1996) and his son is Miles Coltrane Warren (b. 1998). He currently lives in Sharon, MA.

Recordings:
FMRJE (1989); Black Odyssey in America Produced (1989); Passport to Freedom (1991); In Concert (1992); Hear We Are (1993); Very Live (1994); Watch Out! (1996); 7 in One (1998); Horizon Event (2002)

As sideperson:
Raphe Malik: 21st Century Texts (1991), Sirens Sweet & Slow (1994), The Short Form (1997); Albey Balgochian: Rhythmism (2000)

Radio and television broadcasts:
WERS-fm; WMFO-fm; WBRS-fm; Jazz Central-BET; Albany, NY Public Radio;
Burlington, VT Public Radio

Unissued recordings:
tapes from NYC loft concerts; 75 CDs of FMRJE Factory Sessions  jams session for 2001 to
present; these cds are available via web site www.fmrje.com

Bibliograpohy:
Boston Globe, Bennington Banner, Bennington, VT

Websites:
www.Drimala Records.com
Indonesia Jazz Links and More at Warta Jazz
Digibid
WNUR - FM JazzWeb
Jazz Radio in the Ukraine KRAJ 68.2 FM
Free Jazz  Ornette Coleman's Harmolodic
kusp fm
All About Jazz /Reviews Jam Bands
Accurate Records

Contact information:

Email: dennis@fmrje.com
Web site: www.fmrje.com

 

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