Dan Moretti

Dan Moretti

 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandJazzLatin

1) Foundations featuring Curt Ramm (Bruce Springteen), Grammy Winner Bill Cunliffe on Piano a contemporary all original Trumpet-Tenor sound like the soul-jazz Blue Note era. Listen to the sampler form our CD.
2) Tres Muse a Sax, Electric Bass, Drum trio. Listen to our CD here.
3) Latin-Genesis featuring Dave Liebman is a Latin-Jazz tribute to Elvin Jones: 3 saxes, bass, drums and percussion with Grammy winners Oscar Stagnaro-Bass and Mark Walker-drums. Listen to the edited demo from our CD.

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Biography

Short 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 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 70s, 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 schools 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 internationally 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. A highlight was 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 2009 to the present Dan traveled to Quito-Ecuador, China, Kenya-Africa, Italy, England, Amsterdam, Belgium, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Gibraltar where in June, 2012 and October 2013 he headlined the Gibraltar International Jazz Festival and Jazz Workshops.  In 2011 with the culmination of 2 years work and the MacColl- Johnson Jazz composers fellowship Dodicilune Records released the CD Dan Moretti and The Piccola Orchestra La Viola which was released in Italy and throughout Europe. Also in 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.  Recently toured the world Asia and Europe with Nile Rogers 12-13.  Sydney Opera house live video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Unq-EPb44 

Contact - dan.moretti@me.com

Co-Sponsorships for performances and clinics are available through:
Vandoren reeds, and
Yamaha Saxophones.
http://4wrd.it/CLINIC_SUPPORT
(copy and paste into your bowser)

Email Dan to request the Vandoren Sponsoship forms.

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1325601/a92f00453f/571392547/1b4e3d2038/
Vandoren Dansr Interview.

You Tube Links

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJwqDBgzo_8      Tres Muse Trio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfnzCtP76jY          Brazilian Trio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_reqQNhMOWU    Piccola Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf-P4_cOzgY        Piccola Orchestra






Discography

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http://www.providencejournal.com/features/entertainment/music/20140121-dan-moretti-and-his-sax-have-...


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

Set List

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.