is the exciting debut CD from jazz guitarist and composer Dan Andersen. This highly interactive quartet features the artistry of pianist Alan Pasqua
, bassist Ryan McGillicuddy, and drummer James Alsanders. Together they explore striking original compositions as well the works of Billy Stayhorn
and Bill Evans
. You can purchase The Spark
directly form danandersen.com
or CD Baby
Dan Andersen Article Published in Revista Electrónica de LEEMEJournal of Music in Education
Dan Andersen's article, Jazz Guitar Improvisation: Beginning with Guide-Tones, is published in the December 2010 edition of Revista Electrónica de LEEMEJournal of Music in Education. The article may be viewed online in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format.
About Dan Andersen
Dan Andersen is a jazz guitarist and composer based in Los Angeles who is currently a doctoral candidate at the University Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music. As part of the New Orleans music scene he has performed at the city's premier jazz club Snug Harbor and has made appearances though out Louisiana and Mississippi. Dan may be heard on the album Introducing Julia LaShae which was voted the #3 album of 2003 by the Times-Piciyune. As a leader, he headlined the 1995 Mad River festival and was awarded Outstanding Guitarist of the 1997 Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival in Berkley California.