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Dean Johnston, known as "The Dux", graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Performance and Education, and began playing professionally amidst the vibrant music scene throughout New England and the East Coast. He is a founding member of the seminal neo-soul band, SuperHoney, garnering 3 Boston Music awards and 10 nominations whilst touring the U.S. and Europe. He is currently in his 12th year as the drummer for Club d'Elf - an improv collective that defies classification - who have recently returned from headlining the Ecuador Jazz Festival in Quito. Club d'Elf has also earned 10 BMA nominations. Members include John Medeski, Marco Benevento, David Fiuczynski, David Tronzo, Reeves Gabrels, Ed Mann, Dana Colley, Duke Levine, and Randy Roos. Dean is also featured in the upcoming April 2017 issue of DRUM! magazine.
Dean has performed and recorded with the Leo Blanco Quartet, Ed Mann (Frank Zappa), Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure), The Randy Roos Band, John Lockwood, Bruce Barlett, The B3 Kings, Tim Gearan, Christian McNeill, The A-Beez, The Brian Thomas/Alex Lee Clark Big Band, The Division 3 Champs, Gaffney, Charlie Farren, Andy Pratt, Van Martin and Jerry Bergonzi.