Dan Mazur is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, arranger, music teacher, band leader and performer based out of Metro Detroit. Since going full time as a musician in 2008, Dan has played over 2,500 shows and passed the 200 gig mark every year for the last decade playing every type of gig imaginable from headline spots at local festivals to large concerts in the park, bar gigs, weddings, corporate events, private parties, original shows, solo acoustic performances and everything in between.
Dan has studied music extensively both on the collegiate level, and on his own earning an associates degree in Liberal Arts & Music from Henry Ford Community College in 2009, and studying Theory & Composition in the world renowned music department at Wayne State University from 2010-2012. Dan has also studied privately with some of Metro Detroit's most recognizable private instructors including: John Hall, Rob Bourassa, Brian Roberts, Lee Dyanment and Waldon Reed Jr. Studying at the collegiate level, plus years of private instruction and self-motivated learning, coupled together with a rigorous performance schedule over the last decade have provided both the refined education, and real life gigging experience needed to stand out in the world of professional musicians.
Outside of an active gigging schedule, Dan has also devoted much of his time and talents to giving back to the musical community. From 2013-2016 Dan taught guitar and piano privately to 25+ students a week in the Metro Detroit area, taught songwriting at the Flint Institute of Music for two semesters, and also spent a semester working with 5th graders in Flint teaching them about the songwriting process, and helping the class write and record their own original song.
In 2015, the Flint School Of Performing arts was just one of 15 arts Organizations in the US invited to participate in a project called the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project (sponsored by the Carnegie Institute in New York). The project invites young pregnant women and mothers to work with professional artists to write a personal lullaby for their babies, strengthening the bond between parent and child. The lullabies are then professionally recorded, charted out, and shared with the mothers' families and friends. Flint School of Performing Arts selected Dan to be one of the few artists to help write, produce and record these lullabies. So far the FSPA team has written and recorded almost 50 lullabies in three years. More info can be found at https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Social-Impact/Lullaby-Project and https://thefspa.org/partnerships/carnegie-hall-lullaby-project. Feel free to contact Dan HERE with any questions about The Lullaby Project!
In 2016, Dan joined forces with a highly sought after Top 40 band called The Phoenix Theory. TPT is a high end, full time working cover band that performs 100+ times a year. Each member of TPT is a highly proficient instrumentalist, and beyond that, what makes the band really stick out in the sea of working bands out there, is that each member is a lead singer. The band's unique blend of vocal chops gives them the ability to perform tightly rehearsed four part harmonies. It's the music you love to hear, performed the way you remember it. Check out The Phoenix Theory and their full performance schedule HERE!
Dan's latest venture has been refining his skill set in the studio. Intermittent studio work has always been a part of the fabric that has woven together Dan's musical life, but it has never been the focal point. However, as of January 2019, through a rigorous course through Avid Education, Dan has officially become an Avid Certified Pro Tools User which is an industry recognized credential for both academic users of Pro Tools and industry professionals. Over the next couple of years, Dan plans to be doing lots of studio work both at home, and for hire, and will continue to advance his Avid education and become an Avid Certified Expert.
Thanks for stopping by, and if you have any questions at all, please feel free to email Dan by clicking HERE!