Pianist Dan Papirany Releases New Trio Album


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Pianist Dan Papirany new trio album entitled 2018 was recorded in BARS studio in Bundaberg, Australia. It features Papirany on piano Marsh Robinson on bass and Steve Wright on drums. The trio performs standards and Papirany's original tunes.

The album was recorded over three separate sessions on the 17th of November 2018 and December 16th and 17th and is now available via digital downloads through cdbaby.com.

Dan's approach on this occasion is a straight ahead trio playing, featuring solos by all members of the group. Some of the songs which can be found on the album are a well known standards such as “When Sunny Gets Blue”, There Is No Greater Love” among others.

About Dan Papirany

Dan Papirany is an adventurous Jazz pianist, composer who understands and follows the eloquent philosophy that is to play melodic phrases and rich harmonies.

While studying jazz piano with Leigh Jackson in Wellington, Dan formed his first trio and played in local venues. While taking post graduate musicology courses at Victoria University in Wellington Dan was offered the position of Music HOD at a school in Auckland New Zealand teaching music curriculum based on Jazz. Dan formed his Auckland trio and performed at local venues including the famous London Bar and the Jazz Bar. Papirany has also performed as a soloist on many bars and hotels in NZ.

Papirany’s trio recorded their debut album of jazz standards which was released by Ode Records in March of 2004 entitled Session One and was nominated for a New Zealand Music Award. Several albums followed including a recent solo album.

Papirany’s repertoire consists of originals and jazz standards, his music is the opposite of where the mainstream jazz sound is today, he finds that current sounds are always experimental and doesn't try to follow these trends.

Papirany took his group to perform two shows at Europe's prestige festival EUROPAfest 2016 and he also performed two solos in EUROPAfest 2018 gala concerts. Papirany was on a panel of judges in the 2017 and 2018 international jazz competition in Romania, and was invited to judge again and perform two shows with his trio at EUROPAfest 2019.

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