Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3
Dan Fogel grew up with all the jazz organ greats. From the time he was seven years old shining shoes on the steps of the Club Harlem (across the street from “Grace's Little Belmont”) up until his first appearance with his trio, at the age of 13 with drummer Harvey Mason at the Wonder Gardens on Kentucky Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Mecca for Jazz organist.
At this same club by the age of 16, Dan was in the house band working with drummer Harvey Mason, and jazz organists Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Gene Ludwig, “Brother” Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Richard Groove Holmes, Wild Bill Davis, Doc Bagby, Butch Cornel and The Mighty Burner Charles Earland. Dan's recent release 15 West has received rave reviews by New York critic Nat Hentoff and jazz magazines: JazzTimes and JazzImprov. His previous CD release Soul Eyes features Don Patterson's The Worlds Greatest Organ Drummer, Billy James bringing back the tradition of Larry Young featuring; never before recorded on the organ, tunes such as Woody Shaws, Beyond All Limits & Moontrane. Dan has three organ CD's to date. His debut Something Like That dubbed Dan as being a powerful solist with grinding soloing, JAZZIZ and Rymthmic Demon by JazzTimes, 2006.