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  • Dan Montgomery (2017)

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    Bassist, singer and composer Dan Montgomery hails from Rochester, New York. Rather than attend the local Eastman School, part of Rochester University, he got his B.A. in music and jazz bass performance at the Frost School at Miami, Florida (at the moment, he makes Miami his home), graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2015.

    Since then Dan has been very busy. For example, he placed third in the International Society of Bassists Competition in June 2017. He has performed with The New York Voices, Shelly Berg, Rosanna Vitro, The Costa Rica National Symphony, Martin Bejerano, Nomar & Jose Negroni, and many others. He's done a lot on the festival circuit, too, including the Telluride and the Monterey Jazz Festivals, and the Tonica Jazz Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. Further, he was recognized by Down Beat for an “Outstanding Graduate Composition”.

    Giving back to education, Dan is currently the bass professor at the Community Arts music program for kids K-12 in Miami.

    Dan has just released his debut album “Storyteller”.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Chaka Khan Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 Ain't Nobody Warner Bros/Reprise
    # 2 Brian Blade Fellowship Perceptual Crooked Creek Blue Note
    # 3 Tigran Hamasyan Shadow Theater Road Song Verve
    # 4 Becca Stevens Weightless Each Coming Night Sunnyside
    # 5 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell The Motown Box Ain't No Mountain High Enough Shout Factory
    # 6 Julian Lage World's Fair Day and Age Modern Love
    # 7 Gustav Holst The Planets Suite, Op. 32, H. 125 Chicago Symphony conducted by James Levine Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity Deutsche Grammophon
    # 8 Dan Montgomery Storyteller Laila Self-released
    Book Jack London, "The Call of the Wild"
    Luxury Item "My bass"
    Castaways by date
    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun