About Dean

Singer-song writer and saxophonist Dean Mills infuses R&B vocals with gospel roots into a smooth gospel jazz with contemporary rhythms – creating a unique brand of soulful psalms that uplifts and encourages the spirit and mind. Contemporary R&B Gospel Jazz Artist Dean Mills desire for ministry is to be an effective tool to reach those who normally do not listen to Gospel music

Dean is originally from rural Michigan and began singing in his local church at the age of 15 and with musical influences such as; André Crouch, Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson, Lou Rawls and David Sanborn, at the age 19, Dean left the farm and moved to California to pursue a music career. In his 30+ years, he has graced the stage with artists like; James Cleveland, Marilyn McCoo, Spirogyra, Tom Braxton, and Billy Davis Jr.

In his early career days he played in the band Reel 2 Real and Mr. Nice Guy which eventually inspired him to become an independent singer-song writer and saxophonist. Dean has released 5 projects with an upcoming release of his newest project “New Grace” coming the fall of 2024.


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