A highly respected pianist and composer, Dan Siegel has 21 solo albums, and hundreds of other producing, arranging, composing and performing credits in his extensive recording career. Born in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Dan began piano lessons at age eight, and started performing professionally as lead singer and guitarist in a rock band at the age of 12. He holds a BS in Music Composition and a MM in Jazz Studies, and studied piano in Boston with the legendary Madam Chaloff.
“A creator, an innovator, not a duplicator, Dan Siegel proves himself a master of multi-keyboard moods along with a sophisticated composition of rich, intricate jazz melodies.”
“A quiet giant in the music industry, Siegel is one of the most respected and accomplished artists in contemporary jazz.”RAG Magazine Florida
“But every now and again, there comes an artist who has a magic formula that hits on all the cylinders of conveyance and interpretation.”
“Dan could be one of the few remaining artists of his generation who has chosen not to compromise his approach to jazz for the sake of commercialization.”
“Departure has all the characteristics of jazz that is not often heard in these days of what not to expect.”Departure Review – JazzReview.com
“One thing you can’t dispute is Dan Siegel’s serious dedication to the art of music. This is his life we’re talking about. Composition, technique and performance are all equally important for different reasons to Siegel.”
“Throughout the years, album after album, Siegel’s musical expressions have sustained his audience and continue to draw more into the fold.”L.A. Jazz Scene