Dennis has played music from a young age, thanks to his parents, who enrolled him in piano, trumpet, saxophone, and voice lessons. This early exposure helped foster a love for music that continues until the present. Dennis currently resides in Ottawa, where he just completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Carleton University. His jazz ensembles were the official representatives of the Music program at the university and performed regularly at Carleton's commencements, Dean's List celebrations, retirement parties, and similar functions. Along with Dennis' focus on jazz studies, he is always searching for new collaborators and tirelessly working on successful projects with local dance choreographers and singer-songwriters, among others.
Dennis has performed with the likes of Kellylee Evans, the Bytowne Big Band, the Estonian National Male Chorus, the Divertimento Orchestra, Mark Ferguson's Carleton Jazz Ensemble, Wayne Eagles' Fusion Ensemble, John Lamb, John Geggie, Dominic Mancini, and Tommy Goodman, to name just a few. Dennis' influences include diverse artists such as Snarky Puppy, Duke Ellington, Gregory Porter, Bob Reynolds, Vulfpeck, and Hans Zimmer.
Recently, Dennis successfully produced a contemporary dance performance with an Ottawa choreographer and performed in Beijing with the Ottawa Transpacific Orchestra. He is currently on tour in Europe, so keep up with the action on his social media and calendar!