“A tenor saxophonist with a great, classic tone and a ‘less is more’ maturity…”
-S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews
Although still a new face on the Chicago jazz scene, Dan Meinhardt has already made an impact. His unique styles of improvisation and phrasing flow through his creative approach to composition. Combining flavors of jazz, hip-hop, folk, chamber, and improvised music, Dan’s compositions bring an organic, accessible quality to his groups. As an improviser, Dan performs with sincerity and musicality at all times – his playing has been compared to that of Joe Henderson and John Coltrane, suggesting an organic, emotional presence.
Dan currently performs with Outset, a quartet modeled after Ornette Coleman’s chordless quartet, playing original compositions and arrangements of standards. When not playing with this group, he can be seen playing in rock bands, funk bands, salsa bands, musical pits and alongside some of the city’s finest musicians.
Dan is available for performances, lessons, and commissions. Feel free to contact him with any questions.