Dan Aran

    Brooklyn, NY, NY, United States


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    Dan Aran has become one of the most sought after drummers in New York City.

    In addition to Touring, recording and performing with artists such as Harry Whitaker, Natalie Merchant, Stacey Kent, Adam Birnbaum and many others, Dan leads his own quintet and is establishing himself as a writer and bandleader.

    Dan’s debut recording as a leader “Breathing” (smalls records), was described as Disarmingly pretty, pure in melodic focus.” – All About Jazz.

    And as “One of the most beautiful recordings I have heard in a long time.” – Pamela Espeland / Bebopified.

    Dan’s versatility and ability to play different styles is what keeps him busy with a wide variety of bands. He is a regular member of The Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra, The Nick Hempton Band and Itai Kriss’s TELAVANA.

    Dan is also an in demand dumbek player, and is active in the world music scene.

    Dan’s musical journey started in his hometown of Jerusalem. He graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music high school and was already a busy drummer in the Israeli music scene, playing with a number of different groups including bassist Avishai Cohen’s trio, the Amos Hoffman group, Omer Avital and Arnie Lawrence.

    Dan continued his education at the New School University in New York City.

    He graduated in 2004 earning a BFA in performance and has been playing in major venues in the U.S, Europe, the Middle East and Asia ever since.

    Dan Aran plays Regal Tip drumsticks, Istanbul Agop Cymbals and Canopus Drums exclusively.


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    | Artist News
    Dan Aran releases a new album New York Family. Aran’s band members are Adam Birnbaum (piano), Itai Kriss (flute), Marcos Lopez (percussion), Zafer Tawil (oud), Jainardo Batista (vocals), Luke Sellick (bass). Here is a link to listen to Aran’s song Five…

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    Drummer Dan Aran released his latest recording which is available on Soundcloud. Stay tuned for the official release date in December. Dan’s debut recording as a leader “Breathing” (Smalls Records) was described as “disarmingly pretty, pure in melodic…

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    Dan Aran established himself as an in demand side man in the New York Jazz scene shortly upon arrival to the US in 2001. Dan graduated from the the Rubin Academy of Music High School at seventeen and was already a busy drummer in the Israeli music scen…