BIOGRAPHY

Dante Fire has had a wide exposure to the arts and business. You name it from performing bass and drums since the age of 12, to producing over 20 albums. Since his chance meeting with Arsenio Hall at the Comedy Store in Hollywood and work on the infamous Carlos Martinez Show that was cancelled, Dante has led the jazz fusion group Cross-Effect through some very good times. One of his career highlights is holding down the bass chair in the band of legendary "Funk Master" Rick James. Some may recall Dante’s much earlier hip hop work with Word$ Of Mouth featuring Thump/Universal rap artist Bossolo. Additionally, Dante produced and directed music videos like “Insane” that aired on MTV's YO MTV Raps program in the 90's or "Love Exorcist" from his 2013 Dark Angel album. In addition to being a bandleader and musical director, Dante has also managed the vocalist Sabrina Vargas. Receiving his Bachelors from the University of Redlands and MBA from the University of Phoenix he has taught drums privately and lectures at the college level on the music business at The Art Institute of San Diego. He has also guest lectured on the history of African Drumming at The Los Angeles Academy of Arts, The Orange County School District, Loma Linda Academy and La Sierra Academy in Southern California. As a record executive, Dante worked under Judy Valsi at EMI Records along with Monte Lipman current CEO of Universal Republic before starting Music Mattress, Inc./BLUE NOTE DIGITAL. From a musical perspective, he has worked with many top artists ranging from jazz to rock and r&b/ hip hop to gospel. Some of the artists include: George Duke, Al Jarreau, Jamie Foxx, Rick James, Candy Dulfer, and Ice-T. He has also performed with vocalist/actress Tichina Pam Arnold (Martin Lawrence Show) Jazz legend Henry Franklin, Andy Waddell, Gustavo Ramirez, Ronald Bruner Jr. (Marcus Miller/Stanley Clarke/KennyGarrett bands), Carlitos Del Puerto (Bruce Springsteen/Frank Gambale/ Chris Botti/ Arturo Sandoval), Donald Barrett (Carson Daily Show/ Seal/Pink Bands), Zane Musa (Arturo Sandoval/Carson Daily Show Band).

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Bateria Verde
Dante Fire
2017
Acoustic Funk
Dante Fire
2017
Stink Eye
Dante Fire
2017
Funky Planet
Dante Fire
2016
Earth Spirit
Dante Fire
2015
Blackend Salmon
Dante Fire
2014
Dark Angel
Dante Fire
2013
Red Room
Dante Fire
2012
Rhythm City
The Dante Fire Trio
2011
The Dante Fire Trio
The Dante Fire Trio
2011
Revive
Revive
2010
Live At The Sturgis Theatre
Cross-Effect
2008
Lydian Theory
Cross-Effect
2007
Lovely Day
Cross-Effect
2006
On An On
Cross-Effect
2003
On The B Side
Cross-Effect
2002
Live At The Baked Potato
Cross-Effect
2001
Beyond Limits
Cross-Effect
2001
Cross-Effect
Cross-Effect
2000
Enchantment
Cross-Effect
1998
Words of Mouth
Rhymes Immaculate
1991