Since moving to New York City in 2006, saxophonist, composer and educator Dan Blake has developed a wide-ranging career as a contemporary composer and performer that “regards tradition as a welcoming playground best approached with a sense of wonder and adventure” (The Boston Globe). He has released three critically acclaimed albums as a leader and has recorded and toured with leading artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Werner, and many others. Dan Blake holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, and produces the annual Concert To Feed The Hungry, working on behalf of poor communities around the world suffering from hunger and malnutrition.
B.A., Child Development (Tufts University)
B.M., Jazz Saxophone (New England Conservatory of Music)
M.M., Composition (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Ph.D., Composition (Graduate Center, CUNY)
Society for Music Theory
Society for American Music
College Music Society
American Composers Forum
"Space Is The Place: Composition in New York's Improvised Music Scene"
Philosophy of Music
Ear Training 1
Ear Training 2
Music and Collective Action
Underground Music Scenes