Educator and Musician in the Greater Portland Area
Dan Davey the Director of Jazz Studies and Music Instructor at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon where he directs all jazz ensembles and teaches core music courses. Dan received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and his Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. He taught high school for 8 years in Massachusetts before moving into higher education at Stonehill College and now at MHCC. Dan works as a professional pianist, organist, and trumpet player and has performed at several notable venues including Symphony Hall, Ryles Jazz Club, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (Boston, MA), and the Greensville Performing Arts Center (Emporia, VA). He has played in several musical pit orchestras and also with the South Coast Jazz Orchestra, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, Herb Reed and the Platters, Doc Severinsen, Allen Vizzutti and Bobby Shew.