Dan Sheehan is a Melbourne pianist/composer/improviser engaged in writing and performing original music. His work reflects passions for both the jazz tradition and post-jazz integration of 20th century classical ideals, and he aims to promote a distinct synthesis between improvisation and composition, regarding both elements as equally powerful devices in live performance.
Dan studied at Monash University under Tony Gould, Marc Hannaford, and many of Australia's most prominent improvising artists. He graduated from Honours in 2012 after completing original research based on the music of Tim Berne, and has made numerous visits to NYC to study with Berne, alongside Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis and Jason Moran.
Dan released 'Infinite Ape' in late 2013, the debut album from his trio of the same name, featuring Jon Crompton (alto sax) and Samuel Hall (drums).
- Mal Stanley, 'Jazztrack' on ABC Classic FM / ABC Jazz (Dec 2013)