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"The obligatory hip movements prove that not only does he look and sound like Elvis but he moves like him too. Capturing the mood and era perfectly he has the audience on their feet, enticed by his incredible energy..."

~ Nottingham Post


Dean Z has been working as a professional Elvis tribute artist since the age of 3. Currently considered the number 1 Elvis tribute artist in the world, he regularly performs across the globe, with audiences of up to 20,000 people a night.


Some more information about Dean:

  • Dean is the 2013 winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ annual contest to find the best Elvis tribute artist in the world.

  • Dean was the star of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ touring production Elvis Lives (performed to a total of over 500,000 audience members).

  • Dean is the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to act as on-camera talent for media content.

  • Dean is the only Elvis tribute artist ever hired to host Elvis Presley Enterprises’ SiriusXM radio channel, Elvis Radio.

  • Dean is currently a performer and advisor for Elvis Presley Enterprises’ programming for Elvis Week.


Dean Z and his band last performed in Cleveland with their Elvis Lives shows, at the Hard Rock Rocksino in 2015 & 2017.

2/19/2015 - 1494 tickets $68,000

1/27/2017 - 1641 tickets  $76,000


For this rockin’ all the time performer, Elvis has always lived

Jon Waterhouse, For the AJC

Branson, Mo.-based entertainer Dean Z was born to channel Elvis Presley. Just shake, rattle and roll over to YouTube for evidence. A 1987 video, shot by his mother Jackie Zeligman, shows a 3-year-old Dean performing Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” in full kingly garb, his Elvis-like movements remarkably innate, his sense of rhythm impeccable.


Dean Z One Night With You 30 Sec Promo
Shake, Rattle & Rock! Promo Video
Shake, Rattle & Rock! Promo Video


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Management: Elliot Ordower