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Dan Andersen

Dan Andersen is a member of the Austin Texas based quintet, 2022 Composer's Collective. Additionally, he performs with the Gil Del Bosque Quintet, Grammy Winning trumpeter Pete Rodriguez. He has performed at the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, Cezanne Jazz Club and the Austin venues Elephant Room, Brass House, Parish Underground, One-2-One Bar, and the East Side Showroom.

As a leader, he recorded the album The Spark and appears as co-leader with trombonist Marco Katz on the EP entitled In New Orleans.

As part of the New Orleans music scene he performed at the city’s premier jazz club Snug Harbor

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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

Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric


Boulder, CO

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


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

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In New Orleans

In New Orleans

You Knew! Records

The Spark

The Spark

You Knew! Records

The Spark

The Spark

Dan Andersen
The Spark