Dean Tsur

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel


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    Dean Tsur is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader, originally from Israel and based out of New York.

    Dean is a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition and winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition and Carinthian International Jazz Award. He has performed with GRAMMY winners Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis, and has played at iconic venues including Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Minton’s Playhouse, and Smalls, amongst others.

    Dean has toured Europe, Asia and America and has performed at various festivals including the James Moody Jazz Festival, Caramoor Jazz Festival, and Tel Aviv Jazz Festival.

    Dean holds a master’s and bachelor’s degrees from The Juilliard School. As an educator, he has taught at Juilliard MAP, adjudicated saxophone competitions, and led various masterclasses.
    Dean’s work has been featured by various companies on television, radio, and in the press, ranging from Israel’s Channel 10 to The New York Times.

    Dean is a AICF scholarship alumni.


    AICF Articles about Dean Tsur

    | Artist News
    Dean Tsur is getting ready for a new Show with his new band at the Tel Aviv Art Museum. The show will be tributing The Preservation Hall Jazz Band — playing traditional jazz from New Orleans. Tsur will be showcasing his new arrangements, diving deeper…

    | Artist News
    Saxophonist, composer, and Thelonious Monk Competition semi-finalist Dean Tsur, had – like many musicians – felt the wear of quarantines, lockdowns, and social distancing. “Jazz is a style of music that is so free, communicative, and spontaneous,” Dean…

    | Artist News
    Dean Tsur’s new album “Moments of Inspiration” is coming out on November 6.

    | Featured Artist
    Dean Tsur is a promising young Israeli saxophonist, who recently earned his Master’s degree in Jazz Saxophone from the prestigious Juilliard School. He was a semifinalist at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and won the North American…