Currently, Dan is touring and performing with The Jeff Denson Trio, which has featured the legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. The Jeff Denson Quartet is also recording an album that features jazz bassoonist, Paul Hansen, who toured with Bela Fleck for 4 years.
Dan Zemelman has been active in the SF bay area jazz scene for over 7 years, playing with innovators such as Marcus Shelby, Adam Theis, Natasha Miller, Doug Beavers and more. In 1998, he was chosen as a Jazz Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka and performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a great honor courtesy of the U.S. State Department.
The Dan Zemelman Quartet brings some serious jazz chops (drummer Alan Hall
has played with Dizzy Gillespie and Eddie Harris) and a bandleader who really
knows his way around the 88s. Expect satisfyingly complicated bebop, tough yet
Hiya Swanhuyser, SF Weekly - Night and Day spot
While Zemelman possesses a lovely touch and fertile harmonic imagination,
what stands out most on One Way Or Another is the probing lyricism that
undergirds his group concept. He gives his formidable collaborators plenty of
space, but the improvisation is always tightly bound to the melodic line
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
I have taught jazz piano for 15+ years.
I am currently on the faculty of 'The Jazzschool' in Berkeley, CA.
I was on faculty for 'Jazzcamp West' in 2008.
I taught privately at Marin Country Day School for an academic year.