Dean Christesen is a drummer, writer, and creator of RVAjazz, an online resource for under-the-radar jazz, experimental, and improvised music in Richmond, VA.
Dean Christesen is a Richmond-based drummer, writer and creator of RVAjazz.com. He is currently studying jazz performance and journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University. Although not a Richmond native, he loves the city. Frequently seen performing around town, he is a member of Mason Brothers and various local jazz and free-jazz concoctions. In December 2007, he created RVAjazz in hopes of strengthening a community and unifying Richmond’s exciting under-the-radar jazz, experimental, and improvised music scene.