May 27: The Dan Delaney Jazz Trio

7:30 PM

Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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Dan Delaney-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, John Lewis-drums

Dan Delaney – originally from Boston, now residing in Cave Creek, AZ is a highly regarded pianist, entrepreneur, author, artist for Earthworks Professional Microphone Systems and dedicated and innovative teacher of the piano and jazz improvisation and harmony.

After attending Berklee College of Music in 1975, Dan studied extensively with notable east coast jazz educators, Dick Odgren, Paul Schmeling, Harvey Diamond and Charlie Banacos. While in Boston, Dan was very active in the jazz scene and through the years has performed with many jazz headliners.

As one of the first in the world to teach piano by video correspondence in 1989, Dan was acknowledged as a pioneer in teaching by Keyboard Magazine, television and other media. His unique method of teaching jazz improvisation has been published on DVD, online as well as in print.

In 1993 Dan moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he raised his 4 children. Dan taught piano Worldwide by video correspondence and performed regularly. Dan’s passion for teaching helped him realize there was a need for high quality music education for children living in rural mountain towns. Dan was instrumental in helping start Mountaintop Music Center, a local area non-­‐profit organization. Mountaintop has gone on to be a very successful, sustainable organization of which he is proud to say he helped develop at the ground level.

In 2003 Dan moved to Cave Creek Arizona where he had served on the faculty of two Phoenix area Colleges, where his enthusiastic and comprehensive approach was highly valued. He also appeared nightly as house pianist at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and the World Famous Phoenician Resort. At that time he had the great pleasure of appearing on a special recording project entitled: “PHOENIX” a tribute to the great Cannonball Adderley. Led by world-­‐class sax player virtuoso Chris Stewart, the quintet featured well-­‐known and respected Phoenix musicians and was very well received while gaining impressive reviews and #13 on Jazz Billboard.

In 2005 Dan’s book Play Piano in Six Weeks Or Less was published by Sterling Book Publisher selling over 300,000 copies has gained Dan great recognition in the music industry.

Most recently, Dan is proud to announce he became part of the EARTHWORKS Professional Microphones “ARTISTS” group to help support such a wonderful product. A humbling experience to be part of such a legendary lineup of talented Artists.

Dan remains committed to his teaching and continues to perform regularly. His dedication and years of experience have helped him refine his own comprehensive and unique method for teaching piano and jazz improvisation, which he now offers via SKYPE and his Personalized Video Correspondence.

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