Born: March 7, 1967
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. While taking post graduate musicology courses at Victoria University in Wellington Dan was offered the position of Music HOD at a school in Auckland New Zealand teaching Maori students a music curriculum based on Jazz
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A fine trio with a leader who brings a sensitive touch. —Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald
This trio does so much with the lightest touch. —Music Editor, Download.com
Innes Park, QLD
Willing to teach