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Dan was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and after high school he study drums with Israel’s top jazz drummer Arale Kaminski (1988). At the end of that year Dan met and they left together to New Zealand and eventually stayed and got married. In 1992 Dan enrolled at the Wellington conservatorium (later changed to Massey university) as a drums major studying with Roger Sellers. Dan studied drums for three years and than changed his major to Piano studying with Leigh Jackson. In 1999 Dan graduated from university with a bachelor of music performance, and around the same time he begun playing local jazz trio/duo gigs.
During 2002 while studying post graduate musicology at Victoria University Dan was accepted to a position of head of department at Hato Petera College on Auckland’s North Shore, working with Maori students teaching a curriculum based on jazz. Since then, he recorded three trio albums. The first album which was nominated for New Zealand music award comprised of standard tunes and is titled “Session one”. The second album titled “Session Two - Originals” is comprised of original tunes only. The third album is a live recording at the MLC bar and cafe.
Dan has recently moved to Bargara in Queensland Australia.