Dan Marschak

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 3, 1986    

Dan Marschak

Dan Marschak maintains an active schedule as a pianist, composer, arranger, teacher, and recording artist. An Oakland native, he currently resides in Los Angeles, and has performed with many respected artists ” including Kalil Wilson, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Ambrose Akinmusare, The Elliot Deutsch Big Band, Hitomi Oba, the UCLA Contemporary Large Ensemble (under the direction of Kenny Burrell and James Newton). In 2009, he earned degrees in both Ethnomusicology (Jazz Studies) and Music Composition at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Composition at UCLA....
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“Bravo for Likewise! Dan’s compositions are adventurous, and his ideas are clear and well developed. I see many possibilities in his career.” -LALO SCHIFRIN Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated Composer and Pianist

“Dan Marschak has an exceptionally deep knowledge and love for jazz. As a pianist, he’s learned the styles of the great pianists, studying them and integrating his discoveries and his perception into his own very personal voice. He plays with a solid understanding of the inner harmonic workings of the music and a fresh and imaginative improvisatory gift. I always enjoy listening to whatever he has to say musically” -JOHN ADAMS Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer

“Dan is one of the best young players on the scene!” - MARK LEVINE Pianist and Author of The Jazz Piano Book

“Dan is a wonderfully inventive pianist and composer with, I’m certain, a bright future!” -RUTH PRICE President and Artistic Director, The Jazz Bakery

“As both a pianist and composer, Dan Marschak is developing a unique musical voice. I’m repeatedly impressed by his melodic and harmonic inventiveness.” -CHARLEY HARRISON Associate Director of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra

“Dan Marschak is a superb musician: creative, disciplined, completely individual … he has already developed a powerful personal voice that is rhythmically spunky and harmonically very advanced. His compositional style is contemporary, rhythmically bright, harmonically rich, and melodically very lyric. He also excels in more traditional compositional writing, with excellent counterpoint and imaginative orchestration.” ” PAUL CHIHARA Composer, Head of UCLA’s Visual Media Dept.

“A restless musical imagination that will keep his music growing and growing for years to come. Always ready to explore new sonic directions, to collaborate creatively with others, to compose music that really paints a picture, and explore hidden corners in well-worn standards, Dan is someone whose music I look forward to hearing unfold as the years go by.” -TAMIR HENDELMAN Pianist, Composer, Recording Artist

“Dan Marschak is a great young talent. A pianist and composer who is a force to be reckoned with.” -Dr. BOBBY RODRIGUEZ Grammy-nominated trumpeter

“Dan Marschak is a wonderful up-and-coming pianist, composer, and arranger. He is one of those artists that has it all: Brilliant musicianship, inspired writing, and a great personality. I expect great things from him.” - JOSH NELSON Pianist, Composer, Recording Artist

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