The following is a summary of Dan Moretti's biography.
Yamaha and Vandoren Artist, Saxophonist, Recording Artist and Professor, Dan Moretti's musical career has spanned the last 30 years. He started playing tenor sax and clarinet at the age of 12 and the following year was included in the all-state Rhode Island Youth Stage Band where he played the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966. In 1975, Dan received a BS with a double major in Arranging/Composition and Music Education from The Union Institute in Cincinatti. In the 70's, he played local and national gigs and taught privately in the local school systems and music schools in the Southern New England area. In 1981, he became a recording studio owner, honing his engineering and producer skills as well as focusing on his composing skills. In 1985, his first jazz recording "Sometime Inside" was released internationally on Black Hawk records. In regard to performing, Dan has toured throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Russia, and has traveled as far east as India performing and presenting clinics and seminars. His musical influences range from jazz and classical to funk and Latin jazz. Since the late 70’s, he has performed or recorded across the spectrum of music which has included artists such as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Mike Stern, Dave Samuels, Dave Liebman, Marvin Stamm, and The Crusaders. He feels as comfortable playing straight-ahead jazz as well as Latin, funk and soul.
Dan is a full time Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and has been on the faculty since 1996. He was given the school’s “Curriculum Development Award” in 2006 for his popular on-campus course "Groove Writing". Dan is also on the faculty of Berkleemusic.com - Berklee's distance learning school where he teaches an online version of this course called "Arranging Contemporary Styles" to students all over the world. In 2008, his book "Producing and Mixing Contemporary Jazz" was released on Hal Leonard-Berklee Press. In 2009, Dan was awarded the prestigious MacColl-Johnson fellowship for jazz composers, which enabled him to write and produce a project with an Italian traditional orchestra called Piccola Orchestra La Viola (POLV), bringing together his musical and Italian roots.
From 2002 until the present, Dan has been active in Europe and the states performing with artists like Nile Rodgers and Chic and performing his own music and presenting seminars in Italy, Turkey, England, Belguim, Holland, France, and Switzerland. In the summer of 2006 he also had the opportunity to perform in the house band at the 40th anniversary of The Montreux Jazz Festival tribute to Atlantic records with Nile Rodgers, which included Dan writing charts and backing up, Robert Plant, Stevie Nicks, Chaka Khan, Kid Rock, George Duke, Solomon Burke, and Steve Winwood.
In 2011 and 2012 Dan traveled to Quito-Ecuador, China, Kenya-Africa, Italy, England, and Gibraltar where in June, 2012 he headlined the first Gibraltar International Jazz Festival and Jazz Workshops. In 2011 the culmination of 2 years work and the MacColl- Johnson Jazz composers fellowship resulted in the collaboration with the Italian Orchestra with the release of the CD Dan Moretti and The Piccola Orchestra La Viola released in Italy and throughout Europe. The summer of 2011 was filled with concerts in Italy and a special reunion with Dan's grandfather's birth town in Monticelli De Esperia in Italy. From 2009 the Tres Muse charted #17 CMJ November, and also in 2009 The Foundations CD with Curt Ramm - Trumpet (Bruce Springstein) and Bill Cunliffe - Piano (Grammy Winner) charted #22 CMJ. www.foundationsjazz.com
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Tres Muse new trio CD charted #17 CMJ 2009. Tenor, Electric Bass, Drums.
Foundations- Dan Moretti-Sax, Curt Ramm-Trumpet and drums, bass, and piano.
Dan Moretti and Once Through; Sax/Drums/Bass/Keys/Guitar/Percussion
Latin Genesis led by Dave Liebman with Dan Moretti and Don Braden in the front line... Oscar Stagnaro-Bass, Mark Walker-Drums and Pernell Saturnrino-Percussion.
Dan Moretti and The Piccola Orchestra La Viola-Dodicilune 2011
Tres Muse - Foundations Jazz (2010)
Foundations - Foundations Jazz (2009)
Passing Place - Whaling City (2005)
Stories - Whaling City (2003)
Latin-Genesis, Dave Liebman, Don Braden, Dan Moretti- 2002
The Psychic Horns, Whaling City Sound, current release, 2001
Once Through, Whaling City Sound, current release, 2000
That's Right, 1201 Music national release, 1999
Impressions, Released September 1996 D.A. Music 1996
Dan Moretti & Brazilia, Live at Chan's, D.A. Music 1995
December Solstice, D.A. Music 1995
Psychic Horns, CD Rom Q-Up Arts 1995
Saxual, Par records 1994
Back to the Groove - Wayne Henderson Par records 1992
Point of Entry, Par records 1991
Sometime Inside, Black Hawk records 1987
"Medeski, Martin & Wood with Sax
Tres Muse is "Medeski, Martin & Wood with sax instead of keys....Hyperkinetic instrumental alchemy"
"Multidimensional big tone"
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Dan Moretti and Tres Muse "Multidimensional big tone with plenty of jazz chops throughout this funky...Dan Moretti and Tres Muse "Multidimensional big tone with plenty of jazz chops throughout this funky release"
UPI National Jazz Scene
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"After several decades of cultivating his sound in every section of the jazz vineyard, Dan Moretti h..."After several decades of cultivating his sound in every section of the jazz vineyard, Dan Moretti has emerged as a forceful, dynamic player and an outstanding conceptualist. That growth and maturation is evident throughout 'Latin Genesis'." -- Ken Franckling, UPI jazz columnist
The American Jazz Reporter
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"Once Through" - "Musically telepathic, a communal performance, a collection of perfectly paced, im..."Once Through" - "Musically telepathic, a communal performance, a collection of
perfectly paced, impeccably performed, and beautifully recorded tunes. A bright, shining, unexpected gem."
Jazz Times Review
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Passing Place demonstrates Moretti's stylistic versatility. Moretti shows a command of the post-Co...Passing Place demonstrates Moretti's
stylistic versatility. Moretti shows a command of the post-Coltrane straightahead swing and a feel for quiet introspection with exciting rock and funk. The group's execution is first class.
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Well!!!.....Let's talk about some serious bebop horn lines & avante-garde that works. The combined ...Well!!!.....Let's talk about some serious bebop horn lines & avante-garde that works. The combined group puts forth a certain virtuosity which is breathtalking. Moretti's improvised horn lines are technically superb.
Jazz Player Magazine
"Dan's proficiency and performance standards know no bounds"
Depending on the band you will get my funky/soul band which is Quartet, Quintet/or Sextet; Drums/Hammond B-3/Guitar/Bass/Percussion/Saxophone/Flute.
or my Latin-Jazz group; Drums/Percussion/Bass/Keys and Saxophone/Flute.
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