Dan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he excelled at both trumpet Performance and Music Production/Engineering. While at Berklee, Dan studied with world renound trumpeters Tiger Okoshi and Greg Hopkins. Also an avid composer, Dan's electroacoustic compositions were showcased at both the 2001 and 2002 conventions of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) spawning 3 CD's released under his own name. He was also coauthor of "Live Signal Processing and the Brass Player" published by the ASA. As an artist in Osvaldo Golijov's Orcestra La Pasion, he has performed the world renound La Pasion Segun San Marcos at The Sydney Festival (Sydney, Australia) The Eclectic Orange Festival (Orange County, CA), the BAM Festival (New York) and various other cities throughout the United States. Dan has been seen opening for such artists as DJ Krush, LTJ Bukem, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Medeski Martin and Wood, Soulive, Les Nubians, Ice T, The Disco Biscuits, Ming and FS, Dr. Didj, and Waking Vision. His quartet (Martin Valihora, John Shannon, and Oskar Rosza) has toured Eastern Europe and recorded the acclaimed album, "Becoming". Recently, Dan performed in Cuba with La Timba Loca, sharing the stage with Los Van Van, and Pupy y los que Son Son. As a freelance engineer and composer, Dan founded Silent Medicine Productions, a company dedicated to the recording and production of creative and modern musical endeavours. He has also worked as a touring front of house engineer with Dawn Upshaw, Gustavo Santollala, Osvaldo Golijov, Mark Dresser, and Moonraker. Dan is also chief sound designer for Hogan International, an up and coming web design firm at the edge of artistic technology.
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