The "Swingin' with Dean" Show

858-752-0337 Valli  

​meandean@ratzpack.net

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Dean Paul Ratzman: Piano, trumpet, trombone & vocals. Concerts, celebration days and dance music for all ages. Themes such as '40s Swing, 50's or 60's Rock and Soul, and Jazz Standards.


Dean is originally from Port Angeles, WA. He lived in San Diego for 20 years. Dean plays solo all around North America, and has an email list to keep our fans updated.  Dean provides a Sinatra sound on vocals, trombone, trumpet and piano; goes all the way to the moon on Soul and Inspiration, and gets down with R.E.M.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Dean has grown up with music in his veins from Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. & The Four Freshman to name a few. A Music Major through high school in Washington state and Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has been wired for sound all his life. Dean's performance venues include cruise ships, Hollywood parties, Senior Centers and Residences,  and the nicest restaurants and golf clubs in the West.

EDUCATION:
Port Angeles High School, Port Angeles, WA.  1970.
Honors in Music. Peninsula College, Music Major, Port Angeles, WA. 1970-1972.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. 1972-1974. 

HISTORY:

Solo "Swingin with Dean" Show - Performances around the nation at venues such as the Museum of Making Music, in Carlsbad, CA, many Libraries, Performing Arts Centers, Senior Centers, Independent Senior Living communities, 55+ Resorts, and RV resorts. 1992 - 2014 (current).

Band leader, Trumpeter, Vocalist, keyboards "Dean and the 7072's. Classic 4 piece rock band based out of Port Angeles, WA '08 - '14 (current)

Bistro Soleil, Encinitas - '02 - '05.
La Scala Restaurant, Pt. Loma. '04 - '05. 
Bristol Hotel, '03 - '04.
Galileo Restaurant and Lounge, '03 - '04
Downtown Harbor Towers, San Diego. '03 - '04
Hyatt La Jolla Village Towers, Events. '01 - '04.
Prime Ten, Del Mar. 12-31-01.
Moondoggie's, La Jolla. 12/01.
Smile Savers corp. party, Rancho Santa Fe 11/01.
Old Venice Cafe, Pt. Loma. '01 - '02.
Thornton Winery, Temecula. 2001.
Bridges Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, '00 - '01.
Sante Italian Ristorante, La Jolla. '99 - '03.
Emerald Wyndam Plaza, NACE party, '99 - '00.
Marriott, La Jolla, 11/00.

Lung Association corp party. 5/00

Sheraton East (Starpointe Hotels), San Diego. 8/00.
Roger's on 5th, Gaslamp, San Diego. '00 - '01.
Shelter Pointe Hotel , Shelter Island. '00 - '01.
​Dupuis, Port Angeles, WA. '96 - '99.
Trumpeter - Opus One Big Band. Port Angeles, WA. 1993 - 1999.
Owner - Ravel Studios & Talent Agency, San Diego, CA. 1983 - 1992.

Trumpeter - Mar Dels, San Diego. 1987.
Bandleader - Dean and the Persuaders, (w/ Dave Scott - KUSI) San Diego. 1983 - '85.
Trumpeter, lead vocalist, keyboards. "Blind Ambition" San Diego top 40 Rock band. '81 - '82.

Bandleader - The Ravells - keyboards, trumpet, valve trombone, vocals, arranger. (eleven-piece Motown review). Opened for Beach Boys. San Diego, '86 - '92

Cruise ship - On Royal Caribbean and Dolphin Cruise Lines. '92 - '95.
Vocalist and trumpeter - "Carnival" funk / rock group from Seattle. 
Toured US, including Alaska, and Canada extensively.
'76 - '79.

Trumpeter, vocalist - "Roadshow" Seattle band. '75 - '76

ORGANIZATIONS:

President, & lead trumpet of P.A.H.S. marching, stage, and jazz bands. '69 - '70
​All American Youth Honor Musician. Frederick Fennell, Conductor

(Tours to Expo '70, Osaka, Japan, and Athens, Greece). 1970 - 72.
Washington All State Band. Frederick Fennell, Conductor. 1970.