Dean Masser – Saxophonist

Dean Masser is a UK-based jazz saxophonist. Since first rising to prominence with the legendary Jack Parnell Quartet in the early 1990’s, Dean has played alongside the biggest names on the British Jazz scene.

In 2017 alone, he performed with Nigel Hitchcock, Mark Nightingale, Clark Tracy, Dave Newton, Martin Shaw, BBC Big Band, Nigel Price Organ Trio, Afriiibop and Echoes of Ellington.

Dean recorded the CD “Fish Tales” with the Alan Barnes/Pat McCarthy Octet, and toured the UK with the critically acclaimed group (Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon, Neil Yates, Mark Nightingale, Dave Green, Pat McCarthy, Sebastian de Krom) Read More…

In addition, Dean played across the UK with his Salute to Dexter Gordon show, and continued to collaborate with trumpeter Neil Yates.

In 2018, The Jazz Worriers (as Masser and Yates are known) have a number of projects to look forward to: Hubbard’s Covered, celebrating the music of trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard, a pianoless quartet featuring Dean on baritone sax, two septets, as well as the straight-ahead Jazz Worriers quintet.

Dean is also looking forward to further performances with the McCarthy/ Masser Quartet, featuring the compositions and guitar stylings of Pat McCarthy.

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Photography Ian Pickles

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