Ask Dez what he enjoys the most and without hesitation he will say, “Singing is my first love.” That has never changed for Dez Duron, despite his numerous successes in many different arenas of life. Dez has, after all, won high school state championships in three different varsity sports, two academic subjects (Economics & Sociology), and has achieved national recognition for his musical and dramatic efforts. Dez has had an athletic career that goes beyond the ordinary. He was the starting second baseman on a state championship baseball team, and won three state track medals including the indoor 800 meter championship. Dez took his place beside LA footballl royalty Peyton Manning and other luminaries where he was named 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year for Louisiana. In that same year Dez threw a state record 58 touchdowns in one season.
After graduating at the top of his high school class, Dez received an invitation to play football at Yale University. Dez loved everything about Yale, but when his lifelong dream came calling in the form of an audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” he decided to take a break and move to Hollywood.
Dez is still actively pursuing his career as singer, songwriter, and entertainer. He is busy writing music, performing, and recording. The recording studio is not new to Dez. He literally grew up in a recording studio as one of the “Best Buddies,” a musical group made up of his siblings that have provided Godly lessons to children around the world. When Dez was twelve, he and his sister DawnChere and brother Denny Rodney recorded and released a contemporary Christian project as the group “Duron” entitled Silver Lining. This group performed at numerous events before DawnChere and Denny Rodney moved on to other pursuits. When asked about his favorite style, Dez is quick to confirm his love for jazz and the Big Band era standards. He quickly adds that he also loves Pop and R&B.
Dez talks easily about almost anything but himself. His endearing, honest humility is a throwback to an earlier era, but so are many of the artists. (His favorites are Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Paul McCartney just to name a few.) Dez is a devoted Christian and worshiper who feels God has called us to be His light in every venue of life. Dez was named as Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana for 2009 after leading his team to the State Championship and throwing a record 58 touchdowns.
Dez is kept busy when in town , he's a hot item at the Eldorado Celebrity Club and opens up for many preforming acts around the city .
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