About Dan Cahn

Composer, Arranger and Jazz Pianist Dan Cahn completed both his Master's Degree in Jazz Performance and Doctorate in Music Education at the University of North Texas.

Dan holds the position of musical director and jazz pianist of the Open University Jazz Concert Series. The series that started in 2011 has hosted some of Israel's most noted jazz artists*.
Dan has performed both as a soloist and as a pianist with several jazz groups. These have included apart from his quartet and trio, the Jazz group “Blue Skylight Quintet” a group dedicated to the performance of compositions by Charles Mingus and led by the late bass player Udi Kazmirsky, as well as the Haifa Big Band. During the year Dan produces and participates in concerts dedicated to various jazz artists.

As part of his academic activities, Dan wrote the Hebrew jazz history book titled "The History of Jazz in the 20th century" (2017)** published by the Open University where he teaches and coordinates the jazz history course. As part of the book launch celebration, Dan organized the first Jazz convention in Israel (2018) that addressed issues related to aspects of Jazz history and Jazz in Israel.

Dan is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Arts, Technion Institute where apart from jazz history, he teaches courses in world music, psychology of music and jazz improvisation and he also teaches courses in the Department of Music, Haifa University.

As part of his educational activities, Dan teaches jazz improvisation and directs the big band and the jazz ensembles at Reut high school in Haifa. Dan also teaches privately in his music studio.

In 2018 Dan toured in England with David Nabb (USA) who due to a stroke that paralyzed his left hand, plays on a one handed saxophone. During this time they performed in hospitals and at the One Handed Instrument Institute Convention.

Dan Cahn

Piano, Jazz

Zichron Yaakov, Israel

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