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.