Member since 2003.
Home: New York, NY
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Dan seeks out jazz that swings to highlight exceptional artists and events
In addition to All About Jazz.com, Dan reviews significant jazz books, DVD's, Movies, plays on Broadway and collects Jazz Memorabilia. Dan Kassell is member of the: Jazz Journalists Association, The Duke Ellington Society, The Institute of Jazz Studies-Rutgers Roundtable and the New Jersey Jazz Society since 1972. As Director of Authentic Marketing, Dan promoted the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band's documentary film The Last of the First shown at the 2004 Tribeca Film Fest; Initiated the 100th birthday Celebration for guitarist Lawrence Larry Lucie at Local 802 supported by the Jazz Foundation of America. Hosted Fats Wallers' long time rhythm guitarist Al Casey at Chez Suzette and Shutters Cafe; Publicized the opening of Minton's Playhouse and acted as MC opening night; Renewed Copeland's Uptown Restaurant and Creole's Supper Club jazz policy in the Barrio; Initiated Marketing for the Harlem Jazz and Gospel Getaway-a B&B; and can be found at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem or out and about around town shooting Watch Jazz Happen archival digital video footage as an Independent Jazz Documentary Producer.