Dan Andersen

Born: December 9, 1975    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Dan Andersen

Currently based in Austin, Texas, Dan Andersen has served a distinguished apprenticeship as the jazz guitarist with many fine musicians in New Orleans and Los Angeles, including, Johnny Angel and the Swingin’ Demons, at venues such as Blue Nile, Bourbon Street, Funky Butt, Beau Rivage Biloxi, New Orleans Music Factory, Fine Arts Club of New Orleans, Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans, and Café Brazil. As part of the New Orleans music scene he performed at the city’s premier jazz club Snug Harbor and made appearances throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. On the festival circuit, Dan appeared at in Northern California at Center Arts Presents, Bebop and Brew, and several times at the Redwood Jazz Festival...
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Outstanding Guitarist -1997 Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival
On the Marco Katz & Dan Andersen EP In New Orleans:

“Here are four musicians who breathe the soul of American jazz. That the recording took place in New Orleans was appropriate as this is the place where the music was incubated, and here is its latest incarnation. That is not to say that it in any way copies the traditional styling of the original era except to the extent that the DNA of that period is still in the ears of these four. Your half hour will be well spent and repeated over and over!”

Mordechai Cohen Jazz Artist, New York City

As A Co-Leader

In New Orleans
Marco Katz & Dan Andersen
Tracks: Casey Dog Blues; Flying Around;Obsesión.
Personnel: Marco Katz: Trombone & Vocal.
Personnel:Dan Andersen: Guitar.
Personnel: Matthew Golombisky: Bass.
Personnel: Charles Brewer: Drums.

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As A Leader

The Spark
Dan Andersen
Tracks: Flying Around; Behind The Front; The Spark; Show-Type Tune; Where The Path Ends; Hidden Joy; Blood Count; Live On.
Personnel: Dan Andersen: Guitar.
Personnel: Alan Pasqua: Piano.
Personnel: Ryan McGillicuddy: Bass.
Personnel: James Alsanders: Drums.

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As A Side Musician

Julia Lashae
Tracks: Love is Here to Stay; Midnight Sun; I Can't Give You Anything but Love; The Very Thought of You; How High the Moon; I Thought About You; How Long Has This Been Going On?; It Could Happen To You, Blue Skies;I Can't Get Started; God Bless the Child.
Personnel: Julia Lashae: Vocal.
Personnel: Charlie Fardella: Trumpet.
Personnel: Leslie Martin: Piano.
Personnel: Dan Andersen: Guitar.
Personnel: Tim Paco: Bass.
Personnel: Mark Morris: Drums.
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Primary Instrument:
Guitar, electric

Austin, TX

Willing to teach:


Doctorate in Studio/Jazz Guitar: University of
Southern California
Master of Music in Jazz Studies: University of New Orleans
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education: Humboldt State
All Levels

Clinic/Workshop Information:

Jazz Guitar Improvisation: Beginning with Guide-Tones
This clinic is based of the principles discussed in the
December 2010 article: Jazz Guitar Improvisation:
Beginning with Guide-Tones
published in Revista
Electrónica de LEEME - Journal of Music in Education
Download the article as a PDF at:
This article discusses an approach to teaching linear
improvisation to beginning jazz guitarists through the
function of
voice leading in harmonic progressions.
The student may gain a clear understanding of
improvising melodies by establishing clear visual and
aural relationships between the chordal and melodic
textures. Three dominant 7th chord voicings are
introduced and applied to a twelve bar blues progression
in F major. After learning the rhythm guitar
accompaniment, single note guide tones consisting of the
flat 7th and 3rd chord tones of each dominant seventh
chord are extracted from the chord voicings and applied in
a melodic texture following chromatic voice leading
principles within the harmonic progression. Musicality
within the exercises is increased by the addition of a
series of rhythmic variations that are applied to the guide-
tone lines. Continuing with the concept, full dominant
seventh arpeggios are introduced in order to expand the
available note choices as a way to build a solid
foundation for improvising within
harmonic progressions prior to using diatonic scales.

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1981 Ibanez AS-50
1951 Epiphone Regent Deluxe
2005 Godin LGXT
Music Man Albert Lee
Fender, Carvin, and Gallien Krueger amps
Roland GR-20 guitar synth
George L's cables
Xotic EP Booster
Xotic PR Compressor
Fulltone OCD
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
DigiTech Hardwire RV-7 Stereo Reverb
MXR '78 Badass Distortion
Goodrich L-120 Volume Pedal

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