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Dan Baraszu

Detroit born Guitarist/Composer Dan Baraszu started playing guitar at the age of 9. Early in his career, he explored many different styles of music. However, when he first heard the genius of Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, Dan devoted himself to becoming a die-hard Jazz artist. His major influences include guitarists Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield as well as other instrumentalists like Bill Evans, Horace Silver, John Coltrane,Sonny Rollins, and Charlie Parker .

In addition to listening and transcribing the works of the"masters of the Jazz idiom", Dan has been formally educated in music as well. He received his Bachelors degree from the renowned Berklee College of Music, where he majored in Jazz Composition and Arranging . In addition, Dan also received his Masters degree from the University of Miami with a major in Jazz Pedagogy .

Dan currently resides in the Atlanta area where he leads his own groups and works as a freelance guitarist. Dan has currently released six CD projects on Blue Canoe Records and his latest titled, “Lone Guitar” is a twenty-song solo guitar album featuring multi-genre interpretations of the American SongBook from jazz to rock, pop, and in-between.




Dan Baraszu's "Christmas Time is Here" on Blue Canoe Records

Dan Baraszu's "Christmas Time is Here" on Blue Canoe Records

Source: All About Jazz

An intimate Christmas conversation

Phenomenal Guitarist Dan Baraszu and multi-talented bassist/producer Joseph Patrick Moore offer fresh inspiration to twelve Christmas classics on the latest Blue Canoe Records release “Christmas Time is Here". The duo strikes a touching balance between the complex reharmonization of these standards and the simplistic, stripped down interplay between guitar and bass. This musical conversation is especially notable in the sweet, lullaby-infused melodic bass part of “Silent Night". The trading of melody between Mr. Baraszu and Mr. ...

"chopsmeister" Jazz Times - April 2006 issue Berklee grad and Atlanta resident Dan Baraszu is a chopsmeister whose punchy, percussive attack comes out of the George B enson-Pat Martino school of single-note burn. He and his cohorts--pianist Kenny Banks, bassist Zack Pride and drummer Kinah Boto--break out of the gate charging hard on the frantic Latin-flavored opener "April Fools," as Baraszu quickly establishes his take-no-prisoners approach to soloing. His adeptness at chordal melodies and octaves on the relaxed swinger "Inconstant Moon" shows an obvious Wes Montgomery influence, while his crisp, rhythmically assured playing on "Into the Blue" is another tip of the hat to the early- '60s Benson-Martino bag

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Pat Martino
Earl Klugh
guitar, acoustic
Pat Metheny
Joe Pass



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Lone Guitar

Blue Canoe Records


Christmas Time Is Here

Blue Canoe Records



Blue Canoe


Morning Song

From: Lone Guitar
By Dan Baraszu



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