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Colin Dean | [email protected] | 212-843-8726

Colin DeanColin Dean is a professional bassist and composer, a consultant on music business and international affairs, and currently works part-time as assistant office manager for AFM Local 1000, the North American Traveling Musicians Union.

As a musician, he self-released his debut jazz album “Shiwasu” in 2010 to critical acclaim in publications such as Jazz Times, Jazz Inside Magazine and many more, as well as national radio airplay on programs including on NPR’s Weekend Edition. He has headlined performances at venues including the Blue Note and Joe’s Pub in New York, and has performed as a bassist and music director at major venues and music festivals throughout North America. He has collaborated with Grammy award winning artists and talent across genres from latin-jazz to hip hop, and is currently bassist for a number of projects featuring some of Broadway’s top vocalists.

In business, he interned at Velour Music Group after finishing his undergraduate studies, worked for nearly three years as Communications and Marketing Coordinator for iASO Records, an independent world music label, and works as a consultant and music director for Nomadic Wax, a U.S. based social enterprise that produces music, film and educational events aimed at creating cross-cultural exchange and increasing awareness of global issues.

He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors at the New School, where he is a graduate of both the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the New School Graduate Program in International Affairs. He also volunteers on the Artists for Peace Concert Series planning committee for SGI-USA, as well as the Justice for Jazz Artists Committee at AFM Local 802, the Musicians Union for Greater New York. Much of his graduate level research focused on music in international affairs and cultural diplomacy and he aspires to work internationally using music as a tool to promote peace and conflict resolution.

Richard Coombs photoRichard Coombs | | 212-843-8726

Richard Coombs comes to Local 1000 with over 10 years’ experience as office manager first for a dinnerware designer and more recently for an architect. Prior to this, Richard spent nearly a decade appearing in the musical revue “Forever Plaid” playing in major cities around the USA. A member of the Actor’s Equity Association since 1989, Richard was part of the Broadway company of “Senator Joe,” a pop-opera written and directed by Tom O’Horgan in which, among other roles, he appeared as a singing enzyme on toe shoes bailing out whiskey from Joe McCarthy’s liver. Richard began his show business career singing with Joe Baris and the Winged Victory Singers, a group that played every Catskill resort you can think of. He currently performs songs of the 30’s and 40’s such as “The Donkey Serenade” in Senior Centers under the auspices of the nonprofit group Vocal Ease. Richard graduated from the Hartt School with a degree in musical theater. Richard is very pleased to be working for the performers of Local 1000.


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