BAAS Entertainment Podcast



The BAAS Entertainment Podcast's August Summer Heat Episodes begins with the soulful crooner, songwriter, producer & actor Darien Dean!!! It was great to catch up and chat with Darien. It has been over a decade since we first met; and to see his growth as an artist, makes me smile. 

If you never heard of Darien Dean be prepared for a wonderful musical journey during our podcast!!!!

Here's a little more on Darien Dean as written in his website:

Darien Dean is an artist with a purpose. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, this soul singer burst onto the scene with alluring vocals and a distinctive stage presence. Fed a healthy diet of Hip Hop and Classic Soul, this multi-talented MC, singer, and dancer, honed his abilities as a producer, arranger and engineer to craft a unique and authentic approach to contemporary songwriting.

A natural born entertainer, Darien’s spirited musical style earned him a coveted spotlight at the 2010 Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba, opening for Mary J. Blige. He has captured the interest of industry executives and enamored the Capital Jazz Festival audience. He was crowned victor of the Budweiser Superfest 2010 Battle for the Crown of New York and ultimately the Grand Champion of the the competition. His humble, yet star studded rise to fame has placed him amongst the honorable ranks of soul super heavyweights: Kem, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, Jazmine Sullivan and many more.

A stateside collaboration with fellow independent artist, Angela Johnson spawned the song “All in Me” which led to a Japanese Tour. The song charted as high as number 4 in the DC market on commercial radio WHUR amongst such artists as Usher, Alicia Keys, Sade and more.

Darien has been touring “Departures” extensively, including several European tours, with sold out shows in Germany, the U.K., France, Switzerland, Austria, and Montenegro. He has played world famous venues such as Ronnie Scotts (London), Bizz’Art (Paris), Jazzclub Minden, Orange Room JazzRadio Berlin (Germany), B.B. Kings and Blue Note (NYC) to name just a few.

A true journeyman, “Departures” has taken him on an ambitious tour through Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam), Australia, Bali, and Hong Kong in addition to several shows upon his return to the U.S

 Darien’s avant-garde delivery of timeless music with provocative social themes demands a rooted footing in the genre of Soul Music.

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