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Dan Andersen is an Austin, Texas based guitarist who performs with the Gil Del Bosque Quintet, three time Grammy winning trumpeter Pete Rodriguez, bassist Tarik Hassan, and the Royal Dukes Band. Some of the Austin venues which he has worked include The Elephant Room, Brass House, One-2-One Bar, and Central Market North. Additionally, he has performed at the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, and Houston’s premier jazz club, Cezanne. 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, the 2022 Composer’s Collective’s The Heights Life, and as a side musician on Julia LaShae’s album Introducing… which was voted the #3 album of 2003 in New Orleans by the Times-Picayune. As part of the New Orleans music scene he performed at the city’s premier jazz club Snug Harbor as well as The Bombay Club, The Spotted Cat Music Club, The Blue Nile , Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar, and Rock ‘n’ Bowl. On the festival circuit, Dan appeared in Northern California at Center Arts, Bebop and Brew, and the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival. In 1995 his quintet was the featured musical performance at the Dell’ Arte International Mad River Festival. He holds a doctorate in studio/jazz guitar from the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music and teaches electric guitar at Temple College.


1981 Ibanez AS-50
1951 Epiphone Regent Deluxe
2005 Godin LGXT
Godin ACS-SA
Music Man Albert Lee
Telecaster (unknown brand)
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
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
DigiTech Hardwire RV-7 Stereo Reverb
MXR '78 Badass Distortion
Goodrich L-120 Volume Pedal
Boss TR-2 Tremelo
Dunlap Crybaby Wah
Dunlap 121 Slide


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



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Instructor at Temple College
Doctorate in Studio/Jazz Guitar: University of
Southern California
Instructor of Electric Guitar, Temple College
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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Album In New Orleans by Dan Andersen

In New Orleans

You Knew! Records

Album The Spark by Dan Andersen

The Spark

You Knew! Records

The Spark

The Spark

Dan Andersen
The Spark


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