Eddie Dejean
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Eddie Dejean is a composer, arranger, producer, drummer and vocalist.   He is a native New Orleanian who is the descendant of four generations of gospel Ministers and singers, - namely of New Orleans famous musical families (Dejan).  He was raised in closed spiritual harmony by his mother, Rev. Lois J. Dejean.  His work with legendary melody player James Rivers for the past 20 years has made him versatile in Gospel, Blues, Country, R&B, Funk, Reggae, Traditional and Contemporary Jazz.  Dejean is an Evidence, Monkey Hill and Warner Brothers recording artist.  He has performed on the sound tracks of "Tight Rope", "Bird - The Life of Charlie Parker" and "The Bridges of Maidson County", all produced by Clint Eastwood.  Dejean has appeared with the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony and other major local and national artists, including Bo Diddley, Bebatunde Olatunji and James Cleveland.  For the past 15 years he has performed with Jazz/Funk artist Michael Ray, a Trumpeter/vocalist with jazz master SunRa and the hot R&B act Kool & the Gang.  He has trained and studied with the protege' of world class drummer Samarai Celestial, through whom he has acquired the ability to play "inside" and "outside" of the music.  He is anointed and he is presently the most prolific and sought after drummer in New Orleans.  He has perrformed for  President Bill Clinton.  He works as production manager for YICI Productions, Inc., which has produces Louisiana's largest Gospel music Festival Rejoicin' In The Park for 15 years, staging such legendary gospel acts as James Cleveland, Olatunji, The Edwin Hawkins Family, Kirk Franklin, James Moore, Shirley Caesar, Ricky Dillard and many more.  He was the Chairman of the Arts & Education Celebration Committee, which he initiated 10 years ago. 

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