“ I’m so grateful to have Dennis Turner as my lead bassist and Musical Director. His talent and ability to hear a track and know exactly what to play on it is unmatched. It’s that same skill applied to the stage that brings my band together show after show…”
Dennis Turner (or Mr. Dennis Turner as he should be addressed) is one of the most consistent musicians with whom I’ve ever have the pleasure of working. He is as consistent with his work ethic (always on time, always knows all of the music ahead of time, always going that extra mile to put his signature on the live arrangements) as he is personally (he’s simply a stand-up dude, always pleasant and always encouraging). I’ve been told to shy away from words like “never” and “always” when discussing other people. But with Dennis, I must break this rule. He is always my first-call for a music director when I’m playing on the east coast.
Emmy-Nominated Composer/Fiercely independent recording artist
“Mr.Turner is by far one of the most musical people I have met,
and super dependable,”
– Jesse Boykins III
“He’s got what I call “bassist instinct…” says Frederic Yonnet. “He’s there before I even say
it.” Whether he’s making the bass walk and sway like a date or whisper with a secret, Turner’s control over the strings are hypnotic, melodic and rhapsodic.”
– Frederic Yonnet
Musician / Producer
“Mr.” Dennis Turner is one of the most versatile bass players on the music scene today !
Mr. Turner has been a professional bass player for 20 years. Extremely talented, with an unmatched work ethic and dedication, he is currently working with several artists spanning across various genres, from hip – hop to jazz and soul to gospel, serving as the musical director, lead arranger and bassist. He is performing and touring regularly with artists including, Oddisee & Good Compny, Frédéric Yonnet, and Jesse Boykins III & THE BEAUTY CREATED. He has also worked with music legends Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick , Lionel Ritchie, David Foster and most recently, comedic genius Dave Chapelle.
For most of 2017 and 2018, Mr. Turner was on several tours in South America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the U.S. Mr. Turner added the position of Head of Production, utilizing his expertise in show formatting and pre-production to his list of responsibilities, with Oddisee and GoodCompny headlining festivals going on until the end of 2019 and a world tour beginning in 2020. Mr. Turner’s professionalism and talent, keeps him touring consistently, both domestically and internationally, averaging 200 shows annually.
Mr. Turner’s musical expertise and gift to translate emotion through his bass, partnered with a keen ability to pull together all aspects of a production for touring continues to influence his path and partnerships in 2019 and beyond.