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Danny Green

Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. It’s no small wonder that Green has earned two San Diego Music awards for Best Jazz Album and an additional award for Best Jazz Artist. His long-time trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, noteworthy musicians in their own right, and together they have developed a nearly psychic connection as they perform Green’s original compositions and jazz standards. Green takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts introspective and exuberant, and always compelling.



Green’s talents have taken him from the Blue Note in New York City to the Blue Whale in Los Angeles, and his work has been featured in DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, the San Diego Union Tribune, The Boston Globe, NPR, and JazzEd. According to JazzReview.com, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his own…an individual who expresses what is inside of him.”


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“Green’s eloquent eclecticism – a gift that includes writing anything from celebratory blues to meditative reflections to composing for a string quartet – illuminates his sparkling new trio release, Altered Narratives.” – WNPR

“Danny Green: a writer of gorgeous and engaging tunes, and a first rate pianist leading a distinctively interactive trio.” Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“The Trio displays admiral cohesion. The pieces often flow, and there can be a natural, unforced quality to Green’s writing.” – DownBeat Magazine

“A terrific piano man on the keys for sure, it’s probably his talents on the compositional side that makes this artist stand out for the music he produces is as engaging and intriguing as if penned by a veteran icon of jazz.” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

“Green’s original compositions continue to impress and his arrangements continue to be amazing both for their complexity and their musicality

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

San Diego

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

B.A. in Piano Performance, UCSD Master's in Music - Jazz Studies, SDSU Jazz/Brazilian/Latin Jazz and classical piano lessons

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Heard And Seen

OA2 Records
2020

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One Day It Will

OA2 Records
2018

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Altered Narratives

OA2 Records
2016

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After the Calm

OA2 Records
2015

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After The Calm

OA2 Records
2014

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A Thousand Ways Home

Tapestry Records
2012

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The Lonely Band

From: Heard And Seen
By Danny Green

One Day It Will

From: One Day It Will
By Danny Green

As the Parrot Flies

From: One Day It Will
By Danny Green

Time Lapse To Fall

From: One Day It Will
By Danny Green

Katabasis

From: Altered Narratives
By Danny Green

Two Ways About It

From: After The Calm
By Danny Green

End Of The Block

From: After The Calm
By Danny Green

Unwind

From: A Thousand Ways Home
By Danny Green

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