Primary Instrument: Guitar
Dan Sistos is a prolific and sought after session and touring musician in the United States. He has played with some of the biggest names in the business, such as Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton. He has performed on major radio stations and on network television on such well-known shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and the American Music Awards. Dan was also the featured guitarist on the blockbuster video game, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
Dan's debut CD,“In the Midnight Hours,” received rave reviews in music publications, and has been excitedly lauded by his fans. 20th Century Guitar Magazine hailed him a “Spanish guitar master” while Black Label Reviews declared him “the Carlos Santana for the next generation.” He was even nominated for Instrumental Artist of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards.
Dan's latest album, The Road To Euphoria, continues his tradition of blending classical, latin and jazz influences to create a sonic masterpiece that is truly extraordinary.
Dan started playing the guitar when he was fourteen years old in San Diego, California. His natural ability for the instrument was so evident that he was awarded a scholarship to the National Guitar Summer Workshop a year later. After that he studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and later at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. Since graduating GIT in 1997, Dan has been working as a full-time professional musician in Los Angeles. He has had music licensed for TV & film and currently works out of his studio, Turtle Rock Studios, in Burbank CA
-Robert Silverstein - 20th Century Guitar Magazine
Sassy percussion and guitar movement immediately draw in its listener on In The Midnight Hours. And so it continues for soloist, Dan Sistos in his most recent album. A true talent of the guitar, he eases through intricate runs and lead lines. Nocturne is a beautifully dark piece accompanied with full string arrangement that shows Sistos’ contrast from the uber-pop/Latin music genre. Again on Midnight Waltz, Sistos is able to slow things down to almost a breeze as his playing evokes the most intimate of emotions. But my favorite work is in the simplicity of Sistos’ Going Home. If you close your eyes, you’ll swear he’s in the room with you. Sistos is accompanied by a truly impressive list of class A musicians on this record. Anyone that appreciates well executed Latin music or is a fan of the World Music genre will instantly be a fan of Dan Sistos’, In The Midnight Hours.
-Ross Christopher, Awaken Music
World guitarist Dan Sistos' album In the Midnight Hours is a collection of beautiful guitar works. His unique blend of Latin, Classical and World styles take you on a journey through the ages…Songs like Nocturne and Song for Gloria are beautifully haunting. The latin backing rhythm on Carnaval en Madrid add a nice body-moving groove to back Dan's guitar work…If you like great nylon guitar playing whether it be Classical or Flamenco, pick this one up.
-Eric Lawrence, RadioIndy.com
“In The Midnight Hours is his debut effort and it sees Dan indulge in his passion of classical and latin guitar and he does it with passion, fire and class…Dan shows he can mix it with the latin greats of the music world…The album oozes professionalism and style ... the production is top notch with all the right layers while never putting the emotion of the song in jeopardy…To put it simply - Dan Sistos is the Carlos Santana for the next generation!
- Karen Waters, Black Label Reviews
Dan Sistos makes love through his music as he weaves a romantic tell of desires and passions that will ignite lovers worldwide. He is a mastermind of the guitar and truly knows how to make music that makes you want to move your body…It is my pleasure to introduce you to Dan Sistos.
- Issac Joseph Davis Junior, Juniors Cave Online Magazine
In the Midnight Hours, a collection of songs that crosses genre boundaries to create a definitively unique sound…basing his wide-range virtuosity on a background of Latin music…“Carnaval en Madrid,” drives the listener along in a playful journey…Ultimately, Sistos can claim an artistically-successful first album.
-Jonathan Mason, Beyond Race Magazine
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