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Dana Reason Trio

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born in Canada, Reason began lessons on the piano at the age of 3 . Reason continued to compose throughout her primary school years, earning by age 15 an Associate Degree in Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.[1]

Reason started her secondary studies at Barrie Central Collegiate Institute where she played the trombone. But, after hearing her play the piano, she was encouraged by a substitute band teacher to apply at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Reason auditioned and was awarded a scholarship that allowed her to finish secondary school at the academy. It was during this time that she became interested in contemporary music composition, jazz and free jazz.[2]...
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Work of Art San Francisco Guardian ”Dana Reason plays the piano the way a gem-cutter ... ”Dana Reason plays the piano the way a gem-cutter approaches a precious stone. With breathless precision and a sure, meticulous touch, she taps away at raw material in which someone else might not see a work of art waiting to be born.” -Derk Richardson, San Francisco Guardian

Reason's trio unveils new possibilities East Bay Express ”Reason's trio unveils new possibilities of rhythm... ”Reason's trio unveils new possibilities of rhythm and tonality, burrowing deep into the process of music-making itself. She revels in the beauty of looking at music from skewed angles.” -Mark Athitakis, East Bay Express

* Revealed with Dominic Duval and John Heward, 2009 * The Space Between with Jöelle Léandre, 2003 * The Space Between with Matthew Sperry, 2003 * The Space Between with Barre Phillips, 2001 * Red Sauce Baby (as guest pianist), 2000 * The Space Between with Jon Raskin, 1999 * Musicworks 74 (The Space Between Trio), 1999 * Border Crossings, 1997 * Children in Peril (as guest pianist), 1997 * Primal Identity, 1996 * Purple Wind (as guest pianist), 1996 * Da-Ro Re-Mix-Desire, 1994 * Hard into the Night- Remix, 1994 * Ya-Ya Re-Mix Mitsou, 1994 * Deep Into Your Soul. Remix of Fan.cie, 1994

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