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Dan Monaghan

Mansfield, PA, native Dan Monaghan is one of the busiest drummers in the Philadelphia area. After studying classical percussion for eight years he went on to earn a Bachelors of Music in jazz studies from Temple University. Since then he has performed with some of the top names in jazz, including Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Uri Caine, and Randy Brecker. In addition, he has recorded with Dick Oatts, Garry Dial, Joe Magnarelli, Jimmy Bruno, Elio Villafranca, Joanna Pascale, John Vanore & Abstract Truth, Larry McKenna, Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord, Norman David, Tom Tallitsch, Mike Kennedy, and many others. 

Dan has performed at the Heineken Jazzaldia Festival, the Daegu International Jazz Festival, the Mellon Jazz Festival, the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Wilmington Latino Festival, the Cremona Jazz Festival, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, Smoke, Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, Zanzibar Blue, and Chris' Jazz Cafe, among other well-known venues. 

In addition to his performing credits, Dan is on the faculty at Rowan University and Temple University, and is a frequent clinician at schools, colleges, and festivals.


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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

World On A String

BCM&D Records
2023

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Message

TT Productions
2021

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I'm Forever Blowing...

Outside in Music
2021

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Stretching Supreme

Self Produced
2021

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Ten

TT Productions
2019

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Drive

Self Produced
2015

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Zipline

From: Message
By Dan Monaghan

Tuesday Overture

From: At This Time
By Dan Monaghan

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