Friday, July 1 – 7:30pm
Dan Neville All-Star Latin Quintet
Dan Neville, vibes
Brian Andres, drums
Erick Peralta, piano
Aaron Germain, bass
Javier Cabanillas, congas
$25 cash cover charge
byob and a mask
doors open at 7:20 for the 7:30 show
Dan Neville fields an all-star Latin combo this time out at Bird & Beckett. Over the past several years, he’s brought many diverse projects to Bird & Beckett and has made several extended trips to Colombia and Cuba, studying music and connecting with musicians worldwide.
Highlights include studying with the Colombian legend Diego Obregón in 2018 and 2020; in 2020, he spent an entire year helping build a recording studio, recording various ensembles, writing music and collaborating. Dan was featured on the radio in Guantanamo, Cuba in January of 2019 with his album Tenerife.
Dan has spearheaded two successful crowdfunding campaigns: One for the release of his debut album Tenerife featuring an all-star ensemble and all original compositions (2017); and subsequently, “Cali to Cali: Building a Recording Studio in Cali, Colombia” (2019).
He’s an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, educator and jazz big band arranger. He wrote, arranged for and performed with SFJAZZ Center’s Monday Night Big Band for 7 seasons (2013-2016). In 2017, he won 1st place in the 2017 Jazz Search West competition. Dan has been featured on NBC’s Today Show playing vibraphone.
Dan studied jazz arranging and improvisation with Bennett Friedman at Santa Rosa Junior College, studied composition and piano with Rebeca Mauleon at City College of San Francisco, and received a BA in Jazz Music at California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.
He continues to study the West African balafon with Guinean master and Griot Mohammed Kouyaté, and he’s recently embarked on the study of jazz arranging at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. The album Le Voz del Mar by singer Xiomara Torres of Colombia, for which Dan provided vibes, arrangements and production skills, is slated to drop this month, July 2022.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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