Dean Crandley: Guitar


Previous Bands and Projects

Phase It

Hard to Handle

Warner Theatre

Thomaston Opera House

Seven Angels Theatre

Favorite Bands

Robben Ford

Steely Dan

Tribal Tech

John Scofield


Guitarists like Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, and Scott Henderson were Dean’s early influences. In his 20’s he made his living teaching guitar and working in various bands, most notably “Phase II”, a jazz fusion group, and “Hard to Handle”, a rock trio, both in the New Haven area. The last few years have found Dean working in Pit Orchestras in local theatres such as the Warner Theatre in Torrington, The Thomaston Opera House, and Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. Dean’s musical experience encompasses Jazz Fusion, Rock, Country, Funk, and Musical Theatre.