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Moods: Mood: Fun Blues: St. Louis Blues Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz

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Blind Willie Dineen

Blind Willie Dineen was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. At age 9, he heard Clyde McCoy play the “sugar blues” with a wa-wa muted trumpet on the radio, and shortly there after began playing the trumpet himself. He moved to St. Louis as a teenager and began playing the saxophone in college, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education (Central Methodist University), a Masters in Special Education (Webster University), and a Masters in Counseling (University of Missouri-St. Louis). His influences are: Louis Armstrong, Pharoah Sanders, Little Jimmy Scott and countless others. Always seen wearing a beret and sunglasses, a woman once referred to him as “Blind Willie” on stage and it stuck ever since. He loves playing regularly throughout St. Louis with the Voodoo Blues Band, Inner City Blues Band, and Reunion Jazz Band. One day, he hopes his tombstone will read: “the heart of a trumpet player, and the mind of a saxophone player.” Oh, and Blind Willie is also blind to the s.o.s... which is why he made this album featuring 11 original compositions...