Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dan Zemelman Trio


Dan Zemelman brings his stellar version of the consummate piano trio to the Maybeck for the first time! This trio, including Alan Hall on drums and Giulio Cetto on bass, is alive with spontaneity, drive, passion, emotion and beauty at every turn. Instead of the usual modern jazz group, which can often be indistinguishable from the next, Dan's trio brings a freshness, an emotionality and a deeply exploratory nature that keeps listeners interested throughout.

The concert will feature unique arrangements of standards as well as original compositions that will feature space as much as they will feature notes. Joining Dan is Alan Hall on drums and Giulio Cetto on bass.

Dan Zemelman Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $20 (suggested donation).

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.
Dan began playing classical piano at age 5. He developed a passion for jazz early on and studied under the guidance of legendary bassist Richard Davis at the University of Wisconsin/Madison. Dan received the award as 'Best Jazz Artist' at the UW in 1996. In 1998 as part of the Kennedy Center’s prestigious Jazz Ambassadors program, Dantoured India and Sri Lanka, courtesy of the US State Department, representing America’s jazz tradition through master classes and performances.

Recently Dan joined bassist Jeff Denson’s trio and recorded an album with alto saxophone legend Lee Konitz. They are embarking on a tour to Europe with Lee in October and will be performing as a trio regularly around the bay area.

Dan also recently won 'Best Jazz w/Vocals' by the Independent Music Awards (IMA) for an album by the project 'Lost American Jazzbook', on which he is pianist, music director and co-composer.

Dan is an in-demand jazz pianist and plays regularly with grammy award-winning violinist Mads Tolling as well as with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, performing every Sunday at Doc’s Lab in SF. Dan has headlined at Yoshi's - Oakland 3 times as a leader, and has also performed at major jazz festivals in the bay area including the San Jose Jazz Festival, the SF Jazz Festival, the Fillmore Jazz Festival and more. He is a rotating faculty member at Jazzcamp West, the Jazzschool and at Lafayette Jazz camp. In 2004 Danrecorded on blues legend John Lee Hooker’s last studio album and toured with daughter Zakiya Hooker.