DAN BARRETT was born in Pasadena, CA and formed his first group, the Back Bay Jazz Band, while in HS. They featured the music of King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. He played locally with the great NO musicians Ed "Montudie" Garland, Alton Purnell, Mike De Lay, Joe Darnesbourg, Nappy Lamare, and Barney Bigard. Dan moved to NY Cin '83 where he played and wrote for the Widespread Jazz Orchestra for a year and was a frequent guest at Eddie Condon's. He played for the movies "The Cotton Club" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," and performed three times at Carnegie Hall with Woody Herman, Joe Bushkin and a tribute to Louis Armstrong. He has recorded under his own name and with Doc Cheatham, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache Jr.and Benny Goodman. Quintet.
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