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As Humber’s Director of Music, Denny Christianson brings a wealth of music business experience to the job.

Although best known for the Big Band which bears his name, he has also performed and/ or recorded with many jazz greats such as Pepper Adams, Diane Shurr, Tony Bennett, Michel Legrand, Bill Holman, Carmen McRae, Ed Shaughnessy, Hubert Laws, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Carter, Steve Gadd, Sweets Edison, Kenny Drew, Mose Allison, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and with many others.

During a studio career spanning 30 years in Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto, Denny recorded over 250 albums with pop greats such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, to name a few.

He spent several years on TV with Sammy Davis, Jr., recorded numerous movie soundtracks, hundreds of commercials and has served as producer for 15 albums.

His seven albums as a leader have received eight Juno and Felix nominations, and he has been music director for numerous TV shows and major telethons. 

He has written commissioned arrangements all across Canada, has composed a full-length musical, and has given educational workshops all across North America. What he also brings to his teaching is the joy of passing the torch to the next generation!

Denny Christianson