Dan has performed over 3000 engagements in his career to Hospitality, Wedding, and Corporate clients since 1990. Whether it's his Solo Sax/Vocal Tracks act, or one of his great groups, Dan is sure to put on a great show! Want variety? Dan books and leads groups of 2-15 musicians covering a variety of musical genres, from Jazz, to Pop, to R&B, to Rock, to Holiday music. Dan can also Emcee your event and provide DJ services on breaks. We're on time, dressed appropriately, and have high-quality sound systems and lighting. Call us for rates, availability, and complete information on all of our services.
Dan has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Port Townsend Jazz Fest, Zion Jazz Fest, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, and Chandler Center for the Arts, plus multiple Mexico tours.
CORPORATE EVENTS AND PARTIES
Show or Background situations Past corporate customers include: NBC, Nike, Reebok, and Hilton Hotels
RESTAURANTS and CLUBS
Solo Sax+Trax to Concert Halls. Dan has led the in-houses band at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Four Seasons, Famous Door, and many others.
Dan has performed at over 500 weddings! A consultation by Dan is included with every booking. Book Ceremony and Reception music together and save!
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Dan started his music career playing clarinet at the age of seven. Since then, he has performed in many venues, from jazz clubs in the U.S., Mexico and Europe, to jazz festivals drawing thousands of fans, to performing on television and radio, including an appearance on Public Radio International and in a commercial advertisement for Coldstone Creamery.
He has appeared with or opened for a wide variety of international, national and local artists, including Stevie Wonder, Spyrogyra, Kenny Loggins, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, BB King, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Gato Barbieri, Jeffrey Osborne, Keiko and Kazu Matsui, Richie Cole, Gerry Mulligan, Pete Jolly, Mills Brothers, Harry James Band, Ted Curson, Judy Roberts, Bill Reichenbach, Joe Morello, The Drifters, Freda Payne, Latin music star Selena and Grammy winner Grupo Niche.
Classically trained on clarinet at Arizona State University, Dan has performed with the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra and the Glendale Community Orchestra. Over his 30-year period of study, he has studied with jazz and classical music educators including George Cables, Gary Foster, Eric Kloss, Joe Corral, Chuck Mahronic, Vince Maggio, Jack Ratterree and W. Henry Duckham.
Dan is a past Faculty Associate at Arizona State University West and has been a Roster Artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts since 1992. He has provided workshops, master classes, and lectures to over 25,000 students in elementary and secondary schools, community colleges and universities, musician's unions, and community centers throughout Arizona and Mexico.