Dan Crisci Jazz Trio

DSC_0128Dan Crisci has been performing in the New York/New Jersey area since 1984.  He has performed as a soloist and in various group settings at numerous clubs including Birdland and The Squire in New York City, and Trumpets, The Old Bay, Van Gogh’s Ear, Cafe Beethoven, and Shanghai Jazz  in New Jersey.  His jazz quartets and trios have been featured in concerts in NJ at St. George’s Church in Maplewood, Montclair Unity Church, Summit Central Presbyterian Church and the Bridgewater Library. Dan’s group was also a featured act at the 2010 Maplewood Jazzfest.  His quartet performed at various NJ New Years Eve First Nights from 1994 to 1999 and in 2002.

Dan has been showcased with the Triad Arts Ensemble, a performing arts group that features music, theatre, and dance.  He accompanied their production of the musical The Fantasticks, and has performed in their annual Canticles for Life AIDS benefit concert as a soloist, choir accompanist, and with his jazz trios and quartets.  In 1998, he appeared as featured guest artist on the TV show Battleground Arts Center Showcase and performed with clarinetist/composer Virginia Johnston in a classical and jazz concert at Syracuse University in New York.  From 1999 to 2006 Dan served as co-minister of music at the Springfield Emanuel United Methodist Church along with his wife, Virginia Johnston.

Dan has performed in many programs presented by The Discovery Orchestra.   In 1999, he teamed with jazz vocalist Bill Robinson in a concert for singles.  He performed as part of the orchestra at their annual Viennese Masked Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.  His jazz quartet performed a lunchtime concert for an outreach program at the Mind Body Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Dan has played for the orchestra’s gala fundraising events at NJPAC and Drew University for many years, has been featured at Intimate Afternoon and Evening in-home recitals, and has been a guest artist on several  Discovery Orchestra Chat educational videos.

For this year’s Canticles for Life concerts, Dan will be joined by long-time collaborators Paul Ivory on bass and Dan DeRienzo on drums.

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