Ageless Songs for the Soul 1
Gifted, creative, distinctive are just a few of the descriptions attributed to Heston Dean. He has quickly gained recognition for his originality and commitment to excellence in the Bahamas through his prolific, profound and infinitely personal compositions that have set him apart as a special ministry gift. His cry for excellence soon became his trademark. He has a love and passion for all genres of music which he says left him with a respect for traditional musical hues, as well as a desire for more contemporary interpretations. Heston is the third of four children, and credits his father as his greatest influence because of the exemplary life that he lived.Thus, he has decided to serve the God of his father. He grew up in a Godly home and seriously committed his life to the Lord at age nineteen. He has been married for almost six years and has three beautiful children. Heston Dean, son of a pastor, grew up in the Church of God of Prophecy. At age seven, he began playing both the piano and drums, and from age eight, he was regularly attending church conferences where he heard choirs, soloists, and bands of variant styles. He developed a love for music with his favorite genres being gospel and jazz. His love for music intensified over the years and he immersed himself in the artistry of some of the world\'s best: the late James Cleveland, Weather Report, the Yellowjackets, Walter & Edwin Hawkins, Daryl Coley, EWF, Steely Dan, Take 6, Glad, First Call, Jon Hendricks, the Winans, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, the Maranatha Singers, Amy Grant, Twila Paris, Maria Schneider, the late Thomas Whitfield, Andrae Crouch, Don Moen, Kevin Bond, Witness, Commissioned, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, the late Kenny Kirkland, Asaph Ward, and many more. Although Mr. Dean\'s music career began in \'church\', his love affair with the arts was further enhanced by his matriculation to University of North Florida in Jacksonville to study Jazz. It was there where his studies and exposure added to his drive for excellence in music. Heston Dean may very well be one of the most creative musicians and producers you do not know a whole lot about. However, that\'s likely to change this year. With the release of his well-crafted debut album, he will likely emerge this year as a new and striking gift that few listeners will forget and even fewer souls will deny. Among his many passions exists the intent to contribute to raising the bar in music production in the Bahamas. Indeed he is doing just that! His unique production and slick arrangement has caught the attention of many Gospel groups in the Bahamas. Since his first studio work in 1991 at TMC Studios, Bahamas, Heston has lent his musical expertise and giftedness to numerous projects that he has collaborated on and produced.
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