Music Resume

Dan has been playing professionally for 51 years in various musical situations all over the world. He studied in Seattle with Nancy Griffin of the Seattle Symphony, and Gary Peacock. In Boston he studied with Miroslav Vitous at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1997 he moved to Seattle and currently lives in North Seattle with his wife and child.

Dan is currently teaching Upright Bass (Jazz and Classical) Electric Bass (All styles) at Music Works North West in Bellevue Washington. He is accepting new students.

Freelance bassist, Seattle, Washington
April 1997 to present

  • Can be seen playing with Stephanie Porter, Bruce Staelens, Brian Nova, Susan Pascal, Jay Thomas and others
  • Toured Japan with Brian Nova Trio, December 2003

Orchestra Bassist, National Touring Musicals, New York, New York
January to April 1997

  • Toured the United States and Canada playing for Five Guys Named Moe

Orchestra Bassist, Big League Theatricals, New York, New York
Fall 1993 to December 1996

  • Toured the United States, Canada, Singapore, China, Thailand and Malaysia
  • Shows included: Gentleman Prefer Blondes; My Fair Lady; Annie; 42nd Street; Annie, Get Your Gun
  • Tours generally lasted 21 weeks with opportunities to freelance upon return

Freelance bassist, New York, New York
Summer 1989 to 1996

  • Played with: Sam Rivers, John Medeski, The Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Roberta Picket, Eddie Fisher and others

Transducer builder, Fishman Transducers, Boston, Massachusetts
1984 to 1986

  • Built bass, cello and violin transducers and Martin Thinlines

Freelance bassist, Boston, Massachusetts
Fall 1980 to Spring1989

  • Played with Regina Carter, Rachel Z, George Russell, Jackie Byard, Christopher Brooks, Cab Callaway, Allen Dawson, Charles McPherson, D. Sharpe, George Garzone, Rebecca Paris, Trudy Silver, Bill Lowe, Mose Allison, John Medeski, Bob Moses, Bill Frisell, Dorothy Donegon, Bill Pierce and others.

New England Conservatory of Music Major: Jazz Bass Performance, Fall 1980 to Spring 1982
University of Washington Bachelor of Fine Arts Major: Cultural Anthropology, Minor: Fine Art, 1970

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