Danny Green

Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. It’s no small wonder that Green has earned two San Diego Music awards for Best Jazz Album and an additional award for Best Jazz Artist. His long-time trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, noteworthy musicians in their own right, and together they have developed a nearly psychic connection as they perform Green’s original compositions and jazz standards. Green takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts introspective and exuberant, and always compelling.



Green’s talents have taken him from the Blue Note in New York City to the Blue Whale in Los Angeles, and his work has been featured in DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, the San Diego Union Tribune, The Boston Globe, NPR, and JazzEd. According to JazzReview.com, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his own…an individual who expresses what is inside of him.”


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“Green’s eloquent eclecticism – a gift that includes writing anything from celebratory blues to meditative reflections to composing for a string quartet – illuminates his sparkling new trio release, Altered Narratives.” – WNPR

“Danny Green: a writer of gorgeous and engaging tunes, and a first rate pianist leading a distinctively interactive trio.” Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“The Trio displays admiral cohesion. The pieces often flow, and there can be a natural, unforced quality to Green’s writing.” – DownBeat Magazine

“A terrific piano man on the keys for sure, it’s probably his talents on the compositional side that makes this artist stand out for the music he produces is as engaging and intriguing as if penned by a veteran icon of jazz.” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

“Green’s original compositions continue to impress and his arrangements continue to be amazing both for their complexity and their musicality

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

San Diego

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

B.A. in Piano Performance, UCSD Master's in Music - Jazz Studies, SDSU Jazz/Brazilian/Latin Jazz and classical piano lessons

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Discography

One Day It Will

One Day It Will

OA2 Records
2018

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Altered Narratives

Altered Narratives

OA2 Records
2016

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After the Calm

After the Calm

OA2 Records
2015

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After The Calm

After The Calm

OA2 Records
2014

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A Thousand Ways Home

A Thousand Ways Home

Tapestry Records
2012

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With You In Mind

With You In Mind

Pacific Coast Jazz
2008

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One Day It Will

One Day It Will

Danny Green
One Day It Will

As the Parrot Flies

As the Parrot Flies

Danny Green
One Day It Will

Time Lapse To Fall

Time Lapse To Fall

Danny Green
One Day It Will

Katabasis

Katabasis

Danny Green
Altered Narratives

Two Ways About It

Two Ways About It

Danny Green
After The Calm

End Of The Block

End Of The Block

Danny Green
After The Calm

Unwind

Unwind

Danny Green
A Thousand Ways Home

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