Dan Krimm began studying music formally with classical piano and violin lessons while in elementary school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the 60s. He concentrated on violin through high school, also picking up acoustic guitar informally in junior high.
While in college at Princeton in the 70s, he got hooked by the contemporary developments in jazz, especially including Chick Corea's 'Return to Forever' group and a host of artists recording for ECM Records. In 1975, he bought his first electric bass, and began learning the instrument, the jazz form and improvisation, and composition.
At Princeton he played with hammer-style guitarist Stanley Jordan, recorded with Tony Branker, co-led his own group with pianist Gary Monheit, and played with many others, moving to New York City in 1981. ...
Awards1984: National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Fellowship
SentienceCBS Associated Records
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