ABOUT

1ден_IMG_0555Dennis Adu was born in 1987, May 8 in Saltpond (Ghana). When he was 2 years old his family moved to Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. He started play the trumpet when he was 7, and when he turned 8 he was invited to Alexander Gebel Orchestra.

Dennis participated in such international festivals and competitions like “Millau en Jazz” (France), “Fel du Sher” (France), “Jazz A Vienne” (Viena), Alfa Jazz Fest (Ukraine) and many others.

In 2007 Adu won the “Do#Dж Junior” (The Best Trumpet Player), in 2009 on this competition he became the winner in nominations “The Best Musician in Ukraine” and “The Best Arrangement of Jazz Standard”.

Dennis took lessons from Alex Sipiagin and Joe Magnarelli. He played with Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Gregory Porter, Curtis Fuller, Jim Rotondi, Roy and Ofer Assaf, Steve Slagle, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis, Quincy Davis, Dana Hall, Jason Brown, Jimmy Bosch, Mitch Froman, Pete Nater Frankie Vasquez, Wayne Escoffery, Michael Dease, Mambo Legends Orchestra and other.

Since 2012 he leads the Quintet, Sextet, Septet and Big Band.

DENNIS ADU QUINTET 

DENNIS ADU SEPTET

DENNIS ADU BIG BAND