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Jason Danielson

Note: Jason Danielson will be on leave from the 2012 SC Jazz Camp, and will return for 2013's camp.

Jason Danielson has studied with Dr. Robert Washut at the University of Northern Iowa and Susie Miget in Des Moines.  Jason has performed with Aretha Franklin, Claudio Roditi, Dick Oatts, The Mingus Dynasty, Paul McKee, Frank Perowsky, and the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band; he also opened for B.B. King, Jason Lindner, and The Manhattan Transfer, and has performed two solo shows with Iowa Public Television.  He has been a member of the orchestra pit for the national tours of “The Producers,” “Wicked,” and “Jersey Boys” at the Des Moines Civic Center and has also played and conducted local productions of “Jingle Bell Bash,” “The Wiz,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”  Locally, he is pianist, arranger, and musical director for Fred Gazzo, and performs with such artists as the Des Moines Big Band, Dave Rezek, Scott Davis, Tony Valdez, Susie Miget, Jim Oatts, Dave Camwell, and others, and has been a clinician and/or judge for the Coe College, Hoover, NEIBA, and Indian Hills jazz festivals, as well as a faculty member at the Simpson College Jazz Camp.  Jason’s recording credits include “Let’s Play One” and “Landmark” with the Des Moines Big Band, Scott Davis’s “Skywalk,” Fred Gazzo’s “All the Way,” and a duo project with Freddy Gazzo entitled “The Good Life.”