Born: February 18, 1981 Primary Instrument: Guitar
In the past few years, Effland has performed extensively throughout the Midwest as well as touring on the East Coast and in Brazil. In that time, he has performed at many famous venues including the Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, Pops for Champagne, the Velvet Lounge, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge (Detroit), Chris’ Jazz Cafe (Philadelphia), and the Chicago Jazz Festival. He has the opportunity to play with many great Chicago-based musicians including Scott Burns, Jeff Parker, Dennis Carroll, Neal Alger, John Bany, Greg Ward, Eric Schneider, Andy Brown, Geoff Bradfield, Dave Miller, Matt Ulery, Michael Raynor, Rob Amster, Joe Policastro, Mikel Avery, and many others. He is also a top call player in Chicago for accompanying jazz vocalists and has played with Jesse Palter, Elaine Dame, Erin McDougald, Juli Wood, Paul Marinaro, Amanda Crumley, Lisa Roti, Lesley Byers, Petra Van Nuis, Claudia Stefanski, Jeff Hedberg, Leslie Beukelman, Matt Lewis, Rose Colella, and others.
Guitarist Dan Effland is a groove machine. Wind him up and salivate over his intervallic lines, unyielding riffs, and pure blues. -Jazz Improv Magazine