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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 10, 1981

Pianist and composer Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds simultaneously seasoned and fresh. Showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green’s music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. According to JazzReview.com, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his own...an individual who expresses what is inside of him.”

A Southern California native, Green began studying classical piano at the age of five. His passion for music was apparent early on — his parents had to pull him away from the piano at his first recital. As they tugged him by his right hand, he continued playing with his left hand. At the age of twelve, Green grew disenchanted with reading music and quit lessons. He taught himself to play by ear and spent the next two years only playing Nirvana. Toward the end of high school, he fell in love with Afro Cuban music, which led to his discovery of Brazilian music and eventually jazz....
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”Richly engaging and utterly brilliant album...he pulls you in a hundred different directions and rewards you richly for following him every time. This is one of the best jazz albums I’ve heard in a decade.”

Rick Anderson - CD Hotlist

“A Thousand Ways Home finds Green working in a most unique setting by merging jazz, classical, Brazilian and Latin into a most personal hybrid of expression that no other pianist dare take on...Combine the technically proficient with the artistically gift and then toss in the appreciation and celebration of those musicians closes to him and you have passion on a nice shiny disc.”

Brent Black - @CriticalJazz

“There isn't a weak cut on this record...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundB.A. in Piano Performance, UCSD Master's in Music - Jazz Studies, SDSU Jazz/Brazilian/Latin Jazz and classical piano lessons

Music

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    After The Calm

    OA2 Records
    2014
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    A Thousand Ways Home

    Tapestry Records
    2012
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    With You In Mind

    Pacific Coast Jazz
    2008
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