Dan Papirany is an adventurous Jazz pianist, composer who understands and follows the eloquent philosophy that is to play melodic phrases and rich harmonies.
Originally starting out as a drummer at seventeen years of age, he discovered the music of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett's piano playing which led him to switch instruments to the piano. He remembers a quote from drummer Peter Erskine, play what you mean and mean what you play” for this quote opened up a whole new horizon as he began to play and record professionally as a serious musician.
While studying jazz piano with Leigh Jackson in Wellington, Dan formed his first trio and played in local venues and mainly at Bar Bodega.
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A fine trio with a leader who brings a sensitive touch. —Graham Reid, New Zealand
This trio does so much with the lightest touch. —Music Editor, Download.com
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced