Dennis Coffey – The Cutting Room – 08/15/2013

Posted: August 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Dennis Coffey

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Dennis Coffey – legendary guitarist and producer. Dennis started his playing career by completing his first record date at the age of 15. While still in his early twenties, he was offered a job to play as a member of famous Funk Brothers, the studio band at Motown. Dennis has worked with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, and The Four Tops in Detroit and LA. He has worked with Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, and Tom Jones. He has also played with Les Paul and Larry Carlton.

His career encompasses fourteen solo albums and CD’s and movie theme songs for Black Belt Jones from Warner Brothers. He has had three international top ten hits himself with “Scorpio”, “Taurus”, and “Wings of Fire” and has two gold singles and one gold album. He has won numerous awards from Billboard Magazine and BMI and has played on over 100 million selling recordings. He also received a Pioneer Award as a Motown Funk Brother from the R&B Foundation in Philadelphia. He has also written a book entitled “Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars” published by the University of Michigan Press.

Dennis is back from a tour of the US, Canada, London, and Paris supporting his latest CD on Strut Records called, “Dennis Coffey”. He is in the documentary, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, the PBS Special “Rhythm, Love, and Soul”, and the TV Special, “The Four Tops 50th Anniversary Show”. He is featured in the Academy Award winning Best Documentary “Searching for Sugarman”. He also co-produced the soundtrack. Dennis has recently appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show, 60 Minutes, The History Channel, and the new documentary “Six String Meltdown” debuting at the Chicago International Music and Film Festival on April 21st. 2013.

Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/

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