Why I Play Music...
"Music is the universal language of emotion."
Growing up in Southern California, Dan Dunshee was immersed in the area's rich and diverse music culture. Studying woodwinds privately from an early age, performing in the California State University Long Beach Classical and Jazz ensembles as a music major and performing in every genre of music, from Latin, Rock, Blues, Country, R&B, Classical and Jazz, all contributed to Dan's musical versatility. He has performed in TV commercials, Classical and Jazz cultural groups through the Long Beach Symphony and toured the US, Europe and Asia.
In addition to music, Dan holds a Masters Degree from Pepperdine University and a 35 year Management career in Information Technology working for Honeywell, Microsoft and Pacific Life. Dan has enjoyed performing as a full-time musician since 2013.
Dan enjoys applying today's technology to traditional music creation and performance. He uses digital technologies to create and perform his music, along with traditional acoustic instruments. Dan performs on Yamaha Custom Soprano, Alto and Tenor saxophones, Buffet clarinets, Di Zhao flutes and vocal performances. He can create and perform music for any occasion, venue or group size, providing the sound of a full band!