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Dan Andersen

Dan Andersen is an Austin, Texas based guitarist who performs with the Gil Del Bosque Quintet, three time Grammy winning trumpeter Pete Rodriguez, bassist Tarik Hassan, and the Royal Dukes Band. Some of the Austin venues which he has worked include The Elephant Room, Brass House, One-2-One Bar, and Central Market North. Additionally, he has performed at the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, and Houston’s premier jazz club, Cezanne. 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, the 2022 Composer’s Collective’s The Heights Life, and as a side musician on Julia LaShae’s album Introducing… which was voted the #3 album of 2003 in New Orleans by the Times-Picayune. As part of the New Orleans music scene he performed at the city’s premier jazz club Snug Harbor as well as The Bombay Club, The Spotted Cat Music Club, The Blue Nile , Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar, and Rock ‘n’ Bowl

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Two U.S. Senators Ask SXSW To Leave Texas In Protest Of Anti-Immigration Laws

Two U.S. Senators Ask SXSW To Leave Texas In Protest Of Anti-Immigration Laws

Two U.S. Senators have called on the organizers of South by Southwest (SXSW) to relocate the annual conference and festival out of Texas until President Trump's anti-immigrant SB4 law is repealed or overturned by the courts. In a letter to Roland Swenson, the CEO of SXSW, two Latino U.S. Senators, Bob Menendez, (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz

Read "Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

[This is the second of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

1st Annual LuluFest, Presented By Peggy Stern In Austin, TX June 3, Features Women-Led Bands

1st Annual LuluFest, Presented By Peggy Stern In Austin, TX June 3, Features Women-Led Bands

Pianist/composer Peggy Stern is passionate about creating opportunities for women bandleaders to present their music. In 2004, she founded the Wall Street Jazz Festival, which was held for 12 consecutive years in Kingston, New York, for exactly that purpose. After relocating to Austin, Texas in the spring of 2013, Stern was inspired to continue the festival’s ...

Brownout: Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II

Read "Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brownout bandleader and guitarist Adrian Quesada listened to a lot of different music, including blood-curdling heavy metal monsters Black Sabbath, while growing up in South Texas. Even while creating original music more reflective of their Mexican and American funk, blues and rock roots, he and his bandmates never lost their taste for Britain's Sabbath. Their first ...

NEWS: EVENT

5 Ways To Optimize Your Time At SXSW

5 Ways To Optimize Your Time At SXSW

Owing to issues like the visa controversy and the scaling back of some its major participants involvement, 2017's SXSW is shaping up to be an odd one. That said, the festival is still worth your time. Here we review five of the best ways to make this SXSW a showcase and marketing success. Guest post by Rich ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hard Proof: Stinger

Read "Stinger" reviewed by Joe Gatto

Hard Proof tightly fuses sounds from sub-Saharan Africa with adventurous Jazz and deep Funk to stimulate your brain and move your feet. This jny: Austin, Texas based ten-piece collective began by studying the blueprint of Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band, as well as Funk and Jazz from the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. And yet, they're a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mings And Craig: Day By Day

Read "Day By Day" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum

Day By Day by the group Mings and Craig consisting of guitarists Monty Craig and Jim Mings is a quiet and unassuming guitar CD by two good friends and respected musicians from the north western part of South Carolina area near Greenville.

Both musicians are educators and long time friends. Craig teaches at Clemson ...

NEWS: OPINION

James McMurtry On State of Texas, State Of The Music Business Plus The Digital Tip Jar [INTERVIEW]

James McMurtry On State of Texas, State Of The Music Business Plus The Digital Tip Jar [INTERVIEW]

In this interview Brad Auerbach speaking with singer-songwriter and proud Austin resident James McMurtry about the rapid evolution of the music industry, and his thoughts on digital “tip jar" and artistic philanthropy in general. Guest post by Brad Auerbach on Forbes James McMurtry is one of America’s songwriting treasures. Too often just out of the mainstream spotlight, he is ...

NEWS: FOR SALE

Austin Winds Launches New Website And Online Store

Austin Winds Launches New Website And Online Store

Austin Winds, a pro and custom trumpet boutique, is inviting visitors to explore its new website and online store. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. Austin Winds is a boutique pro and custom horn shop based in jny: Austin, Texas. Since 2002, they have been ...