Dean Rod originally hails from "the Big Apple," New York City. Born with a natural musical ear, Dean took up piano and guitar as a child. He would amaze his friends and family by learning their favorite songs directly off the radio, and then singing and playing them back, note for note.
When his family moved westward, Dean honed his musical skills in neighborhood pop and rock bands as a teenager, and later went on to study piano and composition at the acclaimed California Institute of the Arts music school.
Based in Los Angeles California, Dean's piano/vocal performances around the Southland's vibrant club scene are the talk of the town. Dean's song repertoire spans the universal and enduring genres of music, including: pop, classic rock, golden oldies, jazz, romantic ballads, standards, showtunes, country-western, British invasion, and blues. The songs have been handpicked based on their power to evoke treasured memories, awaken the musical spirit and celebrate the fun and inspiration which live in the melodies and lyrics of our popular culture.
Dean appears at Los Angeles's premier piano bars, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants, and is in constant demand to entertain at exclusive private parties and special events.