Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, Dennis Kwok exists at the intersection of bebop, contemporary classical, free improvisation, and pop music. Originally from Calgary, he completed his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Saxophone at Humber College.
A versatile woodwind doubler, Dennis has been featured in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, was selected as a musician-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and has backed JUNO-award winning artists, such as The Tenors,Jackie Richardson, and Allison Au.
Dennis has also been active in musical theatre orchestras, including productions of Follies (Royal Conservatory of Music), Chicago (Stratford Festival), and Mean Girls (Mirvish).
In 2020, he released his debut album, Windward Bound, with the Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, consisting of his original six-part suite for big band, and featuring himself as a soloist on multiple woodwind instruments.
Dennis can be heard as both a bandleader and sideman at venues across the Greater Toronto Area.