Daniel Sabanovich

Multiple percussion instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Daniel Sabanovich has enjoyed an extremely active career as a performer and educator. Dan is known primarily as a specialist in Jazz, Afro-Brazillian and Afro-Cuban music. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from San Jose State University where he has been on the faculty since 1979. Dan's educational pursuits also included attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he focused on composing, arranging and percussion. In 1977, he attended the Beija-Flor Escola de Samba in Rio de Janeiro. Dan has been a drum clinician for both Slingerland and Ludwig drum companies. His professional experience includes performances with Justo Almario, David Baker, Charlie Byrd, George Cables, Pete Escovedo, Clare Fischer, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Woody Shaw. He is currently featured with the Randy Masters Latin-Jazz Sextet and his own "Jazz Summit Trio."