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: Dan thePianoDan
I am a professional musician specializing in piano, organ, blues harp and vocals who hails from “South Philly”, the home of many world renowned artists. I’ve travelled the country as a band leader and performer entertaining audiences in jazz, rock and popular music. Most recently, my work has centered around solo piano and vocals, most enjoyably for Alzheimer and senior residents at area long-term care facilities. I’m also the Music & Memory facilitator at Seashore Gardens Living Center. Also, I’m actively playing organ, piano and keys in a number of local club and casino bands along with lead and background vocals.

I started studying music at 5 years old, learning the accordion as all good Italian boys did back in the day. That evolved into the piano where I switched to jazz and pop standards then moved into classical studies at Queens School of Music. I’ve studied with Ralph Federico, the Sandole Brothers, Bernard Pffier, Jimmy Amadie, Alan Pasqua and Pat Martino, along with vocal teacher Artie Singer.

As a composer my music runs the gamut from jazz to rock to electronica, along with commercials, corporate and soundtrack works. Until it closed, I was partners with John Mulhern in our studio in Ventnor, Jam StudioOne Productions. I worked in production and engineering work specializing in sound design and synth programming.

Current Gigs:
Real Diamond Band
Lisa Ontour Sweet Jersey Band

Past Gigs:
Pianist/Composer/Arranger at Philadelphia Jazz Ensemble
Piano Player at Seashore Gardens Living Center
Numerous local and travelling Jazz, Top40 and Funk bands
Former - Keyboards/Vocalist/Band Leader for Melanie Rice, Lorraine Allison and numerous vocalists
Former - Keyboards at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City with Frank Stallone
Former - Keyboard/Vocals at Thriller Dance Band
Former - Keyboards at Stardust Club with Wildflower
Former - Keyboards/Vocals at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with The Might Bandstand
One time sit-in with Dave Mason Band at Trenton War Memorial
Writing and performing partner with John Valentino, LA Jazz composer and band leader

Screen name:
dan1518105
Member since:
Mar 09 2021
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Rock, Funk, Motown, Jazz

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Harmonica:
Expert