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Bio


With roots on two continents, saxophonist and composer Dan Elbert combines both eastern and western influences in his music. After many years spent living, playing, and teaching in Asia, today he is back in the US, where he is working to bring together many different sounds and styles.

In nearly 20 years of playing, Dan has been fortunate to perform all over the world, including recent tours in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Panama, and Costa Rica. Dan has shared the stage with many great artists, including Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner, Ralph Thomas (Sun Ra Arkestra, Quincy Jones), Benjamin Koen (David Murray, Cecil Taylor), Uriel Barthelemi, Opor Red, R&B singer Allen Stone, and singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

In 2019, Dan was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s at the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) in Boston. While he continues to perform and teach, both in the US and abroad, Dan is currently focused on his studies at the BGJI, where he works under the direction of a number of world-class players including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano.


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Notable Performances


Costa Rica International Jazz Festival
Heredia, Costa Rica
w/Marco Pignataro (ts), Ron Savage (dr), Aaron Holthus (b), and Anastassiya Petrova (p)

Percussion Festival of Central America
Panama City, Panama
w/Danilo Perez (p), Marco Pignataro (ts), Ron Savage (dr), Aaron Holthus (b), and Anastassiya Petrova (p)

Gregory's
Rome, Italy
w/Roberto Tarenzi (p), Antonio Marianella (dr), and Stefano Battaglia (b)

JZ Club
Shanghai, China
w/Jimmy Whelan (as), Jack Earle (p), Charlie Lincoln (b), Eyal Gurvich (dr)

Hua Hin International Jazz Festival
Hua Hin, Thailand
w/Jimmy Whelan (as), Jack Earle (p), Charlie Lincoln (b), Eyal Gurvich (dr)




Social Media and Contact

e: danelbertmusic@gmail.com
ig: @danelbertmusic

Mark