Dan Zemelman Trio

The Dan Zemelman Trio is happy to be back at the Maybeck Studio once again for an intimate concert of original jazz music and creatively arranged standards. 

The trio consists of bassist Giulio Cetto, drummer Mike Quigg and pianist Dan Zemelman. Together, the group explores the vast terrain of jazz music that includes lyricism, melodicism, rhythmic intricacy and emotional depth.

Be prepared to go on a journey with the Trio as they surprise themselves all the time with new music and new choices.

Dan Zemelman Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday October 09, 2016 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 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. Dan also plays regularly with grammy-award winning violinist Mads Tolling (of Turtle Island Quartet).

In the past few years, Dan has had major accomplishments including playing with Lee Konitz, playing for a highly successful Eva Cassidy tribute concert at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, MD and playing regularly for the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

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 Filmore Jazz Festival, the SF Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival and many more. As a teacher and clinician, Dan has been on the faculty at several major jazz institutions including Jazz Camp West, The Jazzschool and Lafayette Jazz Camp. And this summer Dan taught at the acclaimed Stanford Jazz Institute.