Dan grew up with all the jazz organ greats. From the time he was 7 years old shining shoes on the steps of the Club Harlem (across the street from Grace's Little Belmont) up until his 1st appearance with his trio, at the age of 13 with drummer Harvey Mason at the Wonder Gardens on Kentucky Ave. in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Mecca for Jazz organist. At this same club by the age of 16, Dan was in the house band working with drummer Harvey Mason, and jazz organists Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Gene Ludwig, Brother Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Richard 'Groove' Holmes, 'Wild' Bill Davis, Doc Bagby, Butch Cornel and 'The Mighty Burner' Charlie Earland.
Dan's recent release '15 WEST' has received rave reviews by New York critic Nat Hentoff and jazz magazines: JAZZTIMES & JAZZIMPROV[ck.website wwww.danfogel.org) His previous CD release 'SOUL EYES' features Don Patterson's 'The Worlds Greatest Organ Drummer',Billy James bringing back the tradition of Larry Young(Unity)featuring;(except for Larry Young)never before recorded on the organ; tunes such as Woody Shaws,'Beyond All Limits' & 'Moontrane'. Dan has three organ CD's to date. His dubet CD, 'Something Like That' dubed Dan as being a powerful solist w/grinding soloing, JAZZIZ MAGAZINE' and his latest release,'15 WEST' a 'Rymthmic Demon' by JAZZTIMES' MAGAZINE '06. For more information go to: www.danfogel.org