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Daniel Andersen

Jazz guitarist, composer, and educator.

About Me

Dr. Dan Andersen is a Austin, Texas based guitarist who performs with the Gil Del Bosque Quintet, 2022 Composer's Collective, Marcus Wilcher Quartet and Grammy winning trumpeter Pete Rodriguez. Some of the Austin venues which he has worked include The Elephant Room, Brass House, One 2 One Bar, Parish Underground, and III Forks Steakhouse. As a leader, he recorded the album The Spark and appears as co- leader with trombonist Marco Katz on the EP entitled In New Orleans. As part of the New Orleans music scene he performed at the city’s premier jazz club Snug Harbor. On the festival circuit, Dan appeared at in Northern California at Center Arts Presents, Bebop and Brew, and several times at the Redwood Jazz Festival. He holds doctorate in studio/jazz guitar from the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music.

My Favorites

  1. Paul Bley / Evan Parker / Barre Phillips - Time Will Tell
  2. Clusone Trio - I Am An Indian
  3. Ornette Coleman - The Empty Fox Hole; Change of the Century
  4. Eric Dolpy - Last Date
  5. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
  6. Bill Frisell - This Land
  7. Bill Frisell/Kermit Driscoll/Joey Baron - Live
  8. Stan Getz - Anniversary
  9. Ned Goold Trio - The Flows
  10. Dave Holland - Triplicate
  11. Elvin Jones - Live at the Lighthouse Vols. I & II
  12. Pat Martino - Nightwings
  13. Ron Miles - My Cruel Heart; Woman's Day
  14. Thelonious Monk - Underground
  15. Paul Motian - On Broadway Volumes I, II, & III
  16. Michael Moore - Home Game
  17. Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song
  18. Vernon Reid - Mistaken Identity
  19. Pete Rodriguez - El Conde Negro
  20. Woody Shaw - Stepping Stones
  21. Bill Stewart - Snide Remarks