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Dean Schmidt is an electric bassist currently based in the Pacific Northwest. Dean studied music in Los Angeles at the prestigious Musicians Institute of Technology and through the many world class musicians at MIT he was exposed to different idioms such as jazz, Latin, Brazilian and world music.
After spending six years in Los Angeles playing with different bands, he was hired by the legendary James Burton (Elvis Presley's guitarist) for a year stint in Waikiki, Hawaii, playing with his son Jeff Burton. After that successful show, he relocated to Seattle, where he established a career as a freelance and studio bassist.
He has since traveled the world playing in Turkey, South East Asia, Mexico and Japan. He also spent six years on and off performing with singer Jane Powell on Norwegian Cruise Line. In the last two years he has performed live with Grammy award winning singer Melissa Manchester and LA based jazz group The David Becker Tribune.
In addition to his extensive live performance schedule, Dean can also be heard on the soundtracks to the Academy Award Winner "The Blind Side" as well as on "The Great Buck Howard," starring John Malcovich.
Dean's solo record "I Know Nothing" was released by Origin Records in 2006.
Indie Musikhaus concerts: March 2017