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 Jazz 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 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.
Response from Dan Pinson:
Thank you, Tyler! It was a pleasure performing for you and your lovely new wife Danielle. Best of luck!
Dan's trio played our wedding reception at the Scottsdale Millenium. Fantastic wood winds, bass,keyboards and vocals. We wanted mainly latin style jazz and standards which were great for dancing or nice listening with great improvs, lead-ins etc. Special requests for dances were played brilliantly. All this at a VERY reasonable rate. I would look no further next time I need some musicians. I play jazz piano on the side and believe me these guys are good.
Response from Dan Pinson:
Thank you so much Tom. We really enjoyed working with you!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Dan is a full-service live music booking contractor and performer, having performed over 3000 engagements in his career. You can expect the highest artistic quality, professionalism, and experience to manage any situation that may arise on your event. From intimate get-togethers, to your wedding, to concert halls, few can match Dan's ability to put on a great show!
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.
His current project is entitled “Noche de Navidad”, and features “Music from the Americas.” Due in the fall of 2014, it features musicians from the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil.
Additional Booking Notes
Dan is fully self-contained for any size performance, including sound and lighting systems. Or, we can work with your vendor. Call us for contract and rider information.
Past Booked Events
|April 27, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 23, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Set lists depend on consultation with the client and vary with the type of performance. Solo Sax/Vocals Tracks events include Jazz, Pop and R&B styles. Dan's groups (trio, quartet, or more) play Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Contemporary/Smooth Jazz. Contact us for more information.
Influences & Inspiration
Jazz and Adult Contemporary Artists, including:
- Paquito D'Rivera
- Eddie Daniels
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