Jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and researcher Dan Banks is based just outside London, UK. Although trained in the classical tradition, Dan is also highly skilled in the spheres of jazz and popular music, and as such, his music is expansive and wide-ranging. He holds of Master of Music degree, awarded with distinction, from London College of Music, and has over twenty years experience as a working musician, composer, and teacher.
Dan has released numerous albums, both independently and on the free jazz label FMR, and has performed across the UK and Europe. For many years Dan was the house pianist at The Bassment Club, and as a result, has supported many British jazz luminaries such as Tim Garland, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, Yazz Ahmed, Jay Phelps, and Alex Ridout.
Alongside his performance endeavours, Dan is also interested in media composition, specifically composing music for computer games. For information on his recent activities, and to see his showreel, please click here.
In September 2017 Dan began working towards a PhD in music, exploring the role of interaction in jazz performance. For more information on Dan's research endeavours, please click here.
Dan is also heavily involved in education and is currently a part-time lecturer on the MMus (work-based learning) course at London College of Music, and is a piano teacher for Kent Music. Additionally, he is often in demand as a clinician and has given masterclasses on jazz theory, jazz piano, and jazz pedagogy for institutes and organisations across the UK.
For Dan's full biography, please click here.