Born May 27th, 1986, Dan started playing piano at the age of 5. He has studied with jazz legends Craig Taborn (pianist for Chris Potter) and Kenny Werner (author of Effortless Mastery) and has been a featured artist in Jazziz Magazine.
Dan graduated from McNally Smith College of Music with his bachelors degree in Piano Performance in April 2008. He graduated summa cum laude, was salutatorian and was the sole recipient of the “Outstanding Student Award.”
He performs at many venues in the Twin Cities such as: the Artists' Quarter, the Dakota Bar and Café, the Times Bar and Cafe, and the Saint Paul Hotel. In the Twin Cities, Dan has performed with: Rachel Holder, Erin Schwab, Tony London, Jay Epstein, Greg Schutte, Cory Wong, Zach Schmidt, Graydon Peterson, Chris Bates, Mac Santiago, and many more. He also performed in the promotional group, The Power of Music, where he worked with Grammy award winning Andre Fischer and Craig Rice, former manager of Prince, Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.
In April 2008, Dan released his first solo album entitled Ruminations. It was recorded at Monkey House Studios in Hudson, WI by Scott Jarrett. Entirely comprised of improvised compositions, it has received many accolades and much attention.
“Dan is an incredible force with seemingly limitless talent.” - Bobby Stanton, Twin Cities guitarist, studio musician, and published writer for Guitar Player Magazine.
“Dan Musselman is a great talent who plays with such compelling intensity that it is sure to bring him wider recognition”. - Pete Whitman, McNally Smith College Brass and Woodwinds Department Head.
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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
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