Dan is excited to start his fourth summer with Brave Arts as the music director and keyboardist. When he's not with Brave Arts or serving as musical director for Open Fields, Dan is a music teacher and a member of the Soul City band. Last year the Brave Arts boarding group took a weekend field trip to hear Soul City play.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T it was a blast!
He was born and raised in England and trained classically through the Royal Schools of Music before becoming interested in Jazz and contemporary styles. Winner in both 1994 and 1995 of Britain’s prestigious “Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Musician of the Year”award, Dan went on to graduate from Leeds College of Music and immediately went on tour with the London West End hit, “The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers” as keyboardist and musical director. After three tours, Dan came to the US after being awarded a scholarship from Berklee College of Music. Since graduating Berklee in 2002, Dan has been performing, writing and teaching. He has been on the piano faculty of Brookline Music School since 2005. Dan has performed throughout Europe in many major venues and extensively in New England and New York, particularly with the 10-piece soul band, Soul City. He has performed and shared the stage with many notable artists including: Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire, Ray CHarles, Tony Bennett and many others.
Dan has loved being a part of Brave Arts and the Open Fields project due to his love for the kids and the Greenfield’s tireless dedication to the forming of young children and their artistic potential. He has been working with Keith and Open Fields since 2002 and looks forward to many more years to come with Brave Arts.