B i o g r a p h y


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 local, national

and international television and radio, including an appearance on

Public Radio International with legend Glen Campbell, and in a TV

commercial 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, BB King, The Temptations, Beach Boys,

Foghat, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Jeffrey Osborne, Gato Barbieri,

Keiko Matsui, Richie Cole, Gerry Mulligan, Pete Jolly, Mills Brothers,

Harry James Band, Ted Curson, Bill Reichenbach, Joe Morello,

Little Anthony, The Drifters, Freda Payne, Latin music star Selena

and Grammy winners 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 was a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University West in 1998 and was a 22-year Roster Artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He has provided workshops, master classes and lecture/demonstrations to over 30,000 students in elementary and secondary schools, community colleges and universities, musician's unions, and community centers throughout Arizona and Mexico.

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