Dennis Freese

Multi-reed and flute instrumentalist, singer, composer,
educator/instructor, and ethnomusicologist.


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The expression of
love through the
musical arts.

Dennis Freese is a multi-reed and flute instrumentalist, a singer, composer, and ethnomusicologist. He's performed with many well known World Beat musicians from West Africa, Central and South America, Western Europe, and Asia. He’s currently recording his sixth album (his third album of original music), and works regularly as a session musician, playing many types of music on various winds. He has also performed in many theatre settings including (locally): Camelot Theatre Company, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and in multiple Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions, as well as performing as a soloist at a number of senior home venues, giving presentations about the lives and music of the composing greats of the American Songbook (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, E.Y. Harburg, The Gershwins, etc.). Dennis is also a school volunteer, and a darn good private music instructor (saxes, clarinets, flutes). 

As a composer, performer, teacher, recording artist, and music historian, his pursuit has remained one pointed... The expression of love through the musical arts.

A Life In Music...

Dennis Freese began playing clarinet more than fifty years ago, later adding many other woodwinds (saxes, flutes), as wellas vocals, to his professional life in music.


Dennis has performed professionally throughout many parts of the world, backing international superstars like Bernadette Peters and The Four Tops/Temptations…

Memory Lane...

As a full time caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dennis came to realize the value of music in the lives of people with memory issues.

"I am one of the last of a small tribe of troubadours, who still
believe that life is a beautiful and exciting journey, with a purpose
and grace that are will worth singing about."
E.Y. Harburg, lyricist for The Wizard of Oz


  • The Perious Escape of Straggler Lemming
  • The Drunken Parrot
  • Under a Blanket of Blue
  • Do the Math
  • Dennis Freese and band playing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show


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