“Montgomery has established a firm foundation from which to launch his emergence as a jazz bassist...Storyteller provides the bassist with an exceptional opportunity to showcase his more than appreciable talents as a composer as well as his skills as a musician.” - Edward Blanco for "All About Jazz", 4.5/5 Stars (2017)
"Dan is one of the most talented young bassists and musicians I have come across...(he) always plays with a high level of musicality, interaction and sensitivity." - Martin Bejerano (Pianist in Roy Haynes' "Fountain of Youth" Band)
"LAILA" from "STORYTELLER"
An Upright/Electric Bassist, Vocalist, Composer, Bandleader and Educator based in NYC
Dan Montgomery - Bass/Compositions
Sam Priven - Alto Sax
Neil Carson - Tenor Sax
Jake Shapiro - Piano
Evan Hyde - Drums
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Dan was born and raised in Rochester, New York and now resides in New York City. He has performed in groups led by Ari Hoenig, Troy Roberts, Remy Le Boeuf, Martin Bejerano, Shelly Berg and many others. He placed third in the International Society of Bassists Jazz Competition in 2017, and was selected as a semi-finalist for the UNISA Jazz Competition in South Africa in 2021. He has released two album as a leader: "Storyteller" and "Emotional Machines: Live in San Francisco." His third album, "Fly," will be released in 2022.
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