2016 Bach LT36B
Michael W. Smith, Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Canadian
Brass, Miles Davis, Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Dream Theater, Michael
Jackson, Sarah Sartori
Dan began playing trombone at the age of eleven. Originally he wanted to play trumpet, but decided on trombone because his parents had already, through a set of unusual circumstances, inherited two of them. He has been living with the consequences of that fateful decision ever since.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Indiana University. In addition to his role in the Chicago Brass Band, Dan is also Principal Trombone with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Second Trombone with the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, Trombone with the Andrew Blake Band, Trombone with Second City Brass, Music Teacher in North Shore School District 112, and Instructor of Low Brass at Saint Xavier University. The grass is not growing under his feet.
He recently found love and married CBB percussionist Sarah Sartori (who had a different last name until after she married him, thank goodness). She keeps his beat steady.