Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Merry Christmas, everyone! (and Happy Billie Holidays...)
Happy New Year, everyone!
3: Dan will join longtime buddy Vince Giordano and a west coast version of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, his Manhattan-based hot jazz orchestra-- for one of Vince's rare west coast appearances. Vince, Dan, and The Nighthawks will back popular vocalist Louden Wainwright III at:
18111 Nordhoff St.91330Northridge, CA, US(818) 677-8800www.thesoraya.org/
5: Dan & Vince Giordano's Nighthawks will accompany Louden Wainwright III at the McCallum Theater, Palm Desert, CA
10/11: Dan flies to Sacramento, CA as guest clinician for the Teagarden Jazz Festival, sponsored by the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation; the Sacramento State Jazz Studies Department; and the Cosumnes River College Music Department. There are performances on the 10th at Cosumnes River College Recital Hall, Visual Perfroming Arts Center and on the 11th at Sacramento State University, Capistrano Hall. For more details, please visit the Festival's website: www.teagardenjazzfestival.org
24 - 26: SAN DIEGO JAZZ PARTY!
· This ultra-fun, ultra-classy event actually takes place in Del Mar, California, at the Hilton Hotel; just across from the famous Del Mar carriage racetrack. The SDJP began perhaps forty years ago in San Diego, and migrated to nearby Del Mar. It features about twenty-five world-class players from all over the USA, who share a common love for swinging and good humor. Dan has been a part of the party since its early days, and always looks forward to the annual reunion with his musical colleagues and friends from all over. Please join the fun, and join the SDJP family: www.sdjp.org
3 - 5: Dan will be a featured performer at the Jazz Bash By The Bay, in beautiful Monterey, California. This long-running event brings together specialists in the art of traditional jazz and swing from all over the country. It's always a lot of fun. The music takes place under one roof at the Portola Hotel and Convention Center, right on Monterey Bay. Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions near the hotel (for a real treat, try the famous Monterey Aquarium!) For details about the Bash: www.jazzbashmonterey.com
7: Dan flies to France...
9 - 11: Dan leads a Franco - American musical alliance which he has dubbed the Lafayette Escadrille (look it up). They'll be flying high at the Sancy Snow Jazz Festival, c/o his friend, bassist Sebastien Girardot. Sancy is in a region near Clermont-Ferrand. The music takes place in the charming town of Le Mont-Dore. More info: www.sancy-snowjazz,com
MAR 28 - APR 2: Dan returns to Denia, Spain for another tour with his amigo, Enric Peidro. For the locations and other details, please visit Enric's website at: www.enricpeidro.com
3 - 12: DAN IS LOOKING FOR ENGAGEMENTS DURING THIS TIME...please contact him via this website (you can email Dan personally at: Dan@DanBarrettMusic.com)
14 - 20:
Dan returns to Ascona, Switzerland, to perform with several of his close friends at the "Hotel Ascona Swing Festival." Ascona is on the Swiss-Italian border. This affluent resort town is nestled right alongside the beautiful Lake Maggiore, surrounded by the Alps. It's a breath-taking place, and the Hotel Ascona provides the perfect setting for the ten-day jazz event. (You can reserve tickets and lodging at the Hotel for half of the event, or the whole ten days).
19 - 28: Dan travels to Vienna for a recording project with his friend, bassist Dani Gugolz. Dan is proud to serve as Musical Director for this exciting, international recording which Dani Gugolz calls his "Dream Band" project.
2 - 6: Dan returns to the Vienna's venerable jazz club, JazzLand, for a week with the fantastic reed player Scott Robinson. Scott and Dan will play with a specially-selected variety of top Viennese rhythm section players. Dan is very much looking forward to his return to JazzLand, and to performing with the great Scott Robinson. They both look forward to a fun, variety-filled week of swinging jazz. Details: www.jazzland.at
JUNE 29 - JULY 2: Dan returns to charming Bülach, Switzerland (next door to Zurich) for the terrific jazz festival there. Dan will be featured with the International All-Stars, a terrific band led by his friend, the virtuoso clarinetist Engelbert "Angel" Wrobel. The band includes ace American trumpeter Duke Heitger; the gifted and swinging pianist Paolo Alderighi; drummer Bernard Flager, whose playing recalls Gene Krupa and other exciting drummers from the Swing Era ; and the English living-legend on bass, Dave Green! The outdoor performance setting is simply picturesque. This is an event you should not miss! For details: www.jazzbuelach.ch
3 - 8: JAZZIN' JULY WORKSHOP: Dan will return for his...fourteenth? Fifteenth? year as an instructor at this unique jazz workshop. The JJW boasts no less than eight top-notch instrumental instructors, each of whom is respected throughout Europe as a jazz star on his respective instrument. So, there is instruction for all the different instruments found in a typical jazz band: clarinet; sax; trumpet; trombone; guitar; bass; piano; and drums.
For the aspiring vocalists attending the Workshop, American-born Shaunette Hildabrand is on hand to share her knowledge and wisdom based on years of performing experience.
Shaunette and her husband, reedman Frank Roberscheuten produce the JJW. The JJW schedule is arranged to present two classes every day (separate instrument and jazz band instruction), and a jam session (with an open bar!) every night.
Over the years, the Workshop has become much more than an educational music event. Each Workshop feels like a family reunion, with long-time friends reuniting and sharing their experiences. Please consider becoming part of the family. You will feel welcome the moment you arrive! For details: http://www.shaunettehildabrand.com/jazzin-july/
DAN IS NOW ACCEPTING ENGAGEMENTS FOR AUGUST 2023. (Please see a few of Dan's ideas below, after "NOVEMBER 2023")
DAN IS NOW ACCEPTING ENGAGEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023. (Please see a few of Dan's ideas below, after "NOVEMBER 2023")
5 - 8: Dan will perform with many of his friends and acquaintances from the world of Traditional Jazz at the Redwood Coast Music Festival in northern California. Dan is sure it's going to be a fun, swinging time in the absolutely beautiful natural setting of California's famous Sequoia trees. Visit: www.rcmfest.org
19 -22: Dan will return to the Roswell Jazz Festival in the special southwestern state of New Mexico. Roswell, of course, is where an alien space ship purportedly landed in 1947. To be sure, the town has its share of kitschy souvenir shops and flying saucer restaurants. (And they;'re a lot of fun!) However, it now also boasts one of the leading jazz festivals in the USA, featuring a large roster of world-class players and singers who share a common love of the Great American Songbook and solid, swinging jazz. Please join us if you can. Even if it's your first time, you won't feel, uh, alien for very long! See: www.roswelljazz.org
DAN IS NOW ACCEPTING ENGAGEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2023 AND BEYOND. HE IS AVAILABLE AS:
A SOLOIST WITH YOUR BAND;
A BANDLEADER OF A SMALL GROUP OR FULL BIG BAND;
A CLINICIAN FOR YOUR STUDENT JAZZ ENSEMBLE;
A BANDLEADER FOR A SPECIAL RECORDING PROJECT YOU MAY HAVE IN MIND;
AND/OR A COMPOSER/ARRANGER FOR YOUR BAND (SMALL GROUPS & BIG BANDS, INCLUDING BACKGROUND ARRANGEMENTS FOR VOCALISTS)
MORE TO COME! PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE AGAIN..