Dean Tsur is an award-winning saxophonist and composer. He is a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition and winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition and Carinthian International Jazz Award. Dean 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 holds master's and bachelor's degrees from The Juilliard School (NY). As an educator, he has taught at Juilliard MAP, adjudicated saxophone competitions, and led various masterclasses.
Dean is a member of Israel's national jazz orchestra (Israel Jazz Orchestra) and performs with ensembles led by him in Israel and on international tours. Additionally, Dean is the Head of the Jazz Department at Tzahala Conservatory in Tel Aviv.
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, amongst others. His work has been featured by various companies on television, radio, and in the press, ranging from Israel Channel 10 to The New York Times. Dean's latest album Live from Lockdown (2021) was released on Outside in Music (NY).