Al "Dente" Dunn is pianist, MD, and arranger for The Cosimo Matassa Project a popular London sextet inspired by the countless joyous recordings that flowed from the famous J&M studios of New Orleans between the late ‘40s through the ‘50s and ‘60s.
His playing is influenced by the likes of Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Dr John, Huey "piano" Smith, Tuts Washington, Professor Longhair etc. and of course the great Jelly Roll Morton.
With monster groove and technique, his performances wonderfully conjure up the Crescent City atmosphere of a New Orleans speakeasy with stomping piano and joyous mardi gras songs.
He’s also long time keyboardist for Sir Bob Geldof and more recently The Boomtown Rats.