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Dan DeChellis

Dan DeChellis’s music consists of melody, emotion, energy and spontaneous adventure. Born on classic rock, schooled in classical music, matured on jazz, aged with ambient music, he is a fan of all music and styles. He has released over 8 CD’s of purely improvised music on his own label, Sachimay Records. Dan is also a member of the Hassay / DeChellis / Nakatani Trio with whom he has released two CD’s on the German Label, Konnex Records. He is a member of two rock bands, Grey Sky Turn and Four the Day and a professor of music at Moravian College where he directs the Improvised Music Ensemble (MIME). Dan’s music draws from his love of lush harmony and nostalgic melodies. He is an improviser at heart and loves to allow room in his pieces for the ensemble to explore and create spontaneously. He is a fan of Talk Talk, Brian Eno and Harold Budd which opened his ears to long tones and big spaces. His trio is a unique ensemble from the standpoint that they perform nearly entirely original music when they perform. Through there instrumentation, they are considered jazz, which is clearly present in their music, yet there is also so much more.


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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

BM in Music (piano performance) MM in Music (piano performance) Private lessons offered in piano, theory, composition Currently on faculty at Moravian College, Bethlehem

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Albums

Strength And Anger

Self Produced
2014

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My Age of Anxiety

Self Produced
2012

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Organic Material

Sachimay Records
2009

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The Dirigibles...

CBS Associated Records
2001

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Chamber Music

Sachimay Records
2000

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Shapes

CBS Associated Records
1999

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A Distant Memory

From: Moving Mountains
By Dan DeChellis

Skirmish

From: Strength And Anger
By Dan DeChellis

Thinking Too Much

From: Strength And Anger
By Dan DeChellis

24 Hour Intervals

From: Strength And Anger
By Dan DeChellis

Path

From: Organic Material
By Dan DeChellis

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