New York Sessions/ Spring Update

Hey Everyone, the entire series is up and available for viewing/listening on youtube!  I am currently working on the final details of post production before I release the audio on iTunes and Spotify.  Before I get back to talking about New York Sessions, I want to update you on things that have been going on and events coming up for Dw6.

A few weeks ago I, along with Jon Lampley and Evan Oberla played a show at the Wexner Center Performance Space with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.  We played a
piece written by Chris Combs called the race riot suite.  It is a piece about the tragic race riots that occurred in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921.  The piece was beautifully written with lots of dramatic and emotionally charged moments.  I was honored to share the stage with JFJO and play such powerful music.  It was a great opportunity to play with a band that has clearly established its sound through years of making music.

Last week we had our last house show of the year and now we are gearing up for several shows in June and July.  Check my gig page for details.  We will be performing in Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Buffalo, Rochester, and St. Louis.

Between The Lines is now available for listening on Spotify!

This week we had an article published in the Other Paper about our show on June 2nd.  Thanks to John Petric for the interesting words and comic relief.  The gig was at a brand new venue called The Short North Stage and the room sounded great!  At the show, we played a new one that I wrote called Let Go.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  This is my first attempt at lyric/ song writing.  Jon Kills it on vocals!

Here’s a slideshow of some recent performances: 

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Here is the entire New York Sessions series in the order that they will be on the CD.

Recent Movie Recommendations: Limitless-Niel Burger, The Avengers-Joss Whedon

Recent Listening Recommendations: Janek Gwizdala- Live at the 55 Bar, Thelonious Monk Quartet- Misterioso, Elliott Smith- XO, Snarky Puppy- Ground Up, A Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory

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About danwhitemusic

Dan White is and artist whose music has two distinct, yet interwoven concepts: This logic is clearly displayed in Between The Lines (March 2011). White has a deep respect for acoustic Jazz, but he is also is driven to explore uncharted territory: Playing music that cannot be defined or pigeonholed. Both sides of his music create a synergy effect: the tradition of America's classical music helps build the foundation from which he explores and experiments, while the experimentation gives way to more individuality. Music has played a large part in Dan's life since he was young. The saxophonist comes from a musical family: his grandfather a jazz bassist and music teacher, his uncle a music teacher, and four of his cousins are currently studying music. He grew up just north of Buffalo, New York, where he started playing piano at age eight, and saxophone at age nine. A few years later he got his first real taste of improvisation and composition. After hearing Joshua Redman in concert with his father, White was instantly hooked on the link between composition and improvisation. White states, "My music is an extension of my personality. I am influenced by many, and my goal is to merge these influences into refreshing and creative music that acknowledges the tradition that came before and progresses the art form."
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