Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dan Zemelman Solo

For the first time in a LONG time, Dan Zemelman will be performing a live solo piano concert. What better place than the Maybeck Studio concert space?

Come and listen to (new) original compositions, improvisational journeys, songs by the great American songbook composers, and lush chords on the beautiful Yamaha C7 grand piano.

Dan's ability to combine technique and a deep knowledge of music with heart, soul and spirit captures the essence of jazz.

This is a rare chance to catch Dan playing a live solo piano concert. Don't miss it!

Dan Zemelman at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission 

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.
Dan Zemelman is a leader and innovator of jazz music in the San Francisco bay area scene. In 1998 Dan participated in the Kennedy Center’s prestigious Jazz Ambassadors program and toured India and Sri Lanka sponsored by the US State Department, representing America’s jazz tradition through teaching and performances.

After moving from Chicago to the San Francisco area in 2001, Dan contributed to blues legend John Lee Hooker’s final studio album Face to Face and toured with daughter and blues vocalist, Zakiya Hooker. Dan studied under the tutilege of legendary jazz bassist Richard Davis at the University of Wisconsin and along with winning an award there as Best Jazz Artist in 1998.

In recent times Dan has been performing with acclaimed bassist Jeff Denson and his quartet featuring alto sax jazz legend Lee Konitz. The group released a CD in February, 2015 and did a tour in Europe in October, 2015. This summer, the Jeff Denson Quartet will release another CD, this time featuring bassoonist Paul Hansen (formerly with Bela Fleck) and is looking to tour again. Dan also plays regularly with grammy-award winning violinist Mads Tolling (of Turtle Island Quartet).

Dan's debut 2009 CD release One Way or Another featuring trumpeter Erik Jekabson received rave reviews from jazz critic Andy Gilbert as well as SF bay area publications like the East Bay Express and the SF Weekly.

Dan is currently a successful bandleader, having performed at the acclaimed Yoshi's Jazz Club three times as a leader as well as at festivals such as the Angra Jazz Festival, the Fillmore Jazz Festival, the SF Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival and many more. As an in-demand jazz pianist in the SF bay area, he plays regularly with top bay area jazz icons like Marcus Shelby and Adam Theis as well as his own trio featuring Zach Ostroff on bass and Alan Hall on drums.

As a teacher and clinician, Dan has been on the faculty at several major jazz institutions including Stanford Jazz Institute, Jazzcamp West, The California Jazz Conservatory and Lafayette Jazz Camp.