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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

Drew Morell

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

​Drew Morell has been a professional jazz musician and educator in the Denver area for the last 17 years. He was hired into the teaching staff of the Baldwin Piano Co. at age 18, where he began his career as an educator and eventually was made head of the department. After 8 years on staff he opened his own music studio, Infinity Music.

Morell is a working pianist, bassist, and guitarist, and has performed with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Red Holloway, Javon Jackson, Mark Elff, L.A. vocalist Sherry Williams, Lew Tobaccin, Nelson Rangel, Jimmy Heath, Dakota Staton, and The Neophonic Jazz Orchestra. He currently enjoys working as the "house" bassist at the nationally-renowned jazz club, El Chapultapec. He has also been very active as a studio musician, recording on both bass and piano. 

rell directs the signature jazz combo and teaches applied jazz guitar for CU Denver's Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department.​