Dan McCarthy was born in Toronto, Ontario, in August of 1980. After college, Dan stepped on to the Toronto jazz scene full time, having already become a veteran playing at some of Canada's top venues. In August 2004, Dan made the move to New York, where his career continues to grow. Dan is now one of the most original -sounding and sought-after vibraphonists in North America. He has performed with Myron Walden, Jeremy Steig, Robin Eubanks, Ingrid Jensen, Don Thompson, Gary Bartz, and Terry Clarke, among others.
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Dan gives new visions of the mallet instrument…the trio plays every selection as if it were the last opportunity - with deep feeling, expectancy, and freedom - the very things that make jazz so appealing.
--Mark Turner, All About Jazz
Dan possesses a truly attractive yet modern sound as he immerses us into his world
--George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman
furiously wild and shimmering vibe melodies
--Tom Sekowski, Live Music Report
McCarthy’s recent Interwords (2006) highlighted his gorgeous sonoric clarity in the context of a potpourri of genres that always kept the melody in sight
--Elliott Simon, All About Jazz
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students