Dane is recognised as one of Australia’s finest young lead trumpet players and plays a large variety of different styles specializing in Jazz, Latin and Afro-Cuban. In his relatively short musical career Dane has gained many incredible opportunities.
Dane has completed a Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he spent four years learning from some of the best musicians from both Australia and the world. During his 4 years at the Conservatorium he was lead trumpet in the Conservatorium’s Premier Jazz Ensemble which travelled to China and around Australia featuring renowned musicians and composers.
More recently as well as many different projects and performances Dane has found himself in the orchestra pit playing trumpet for some of Sydney’s favourite musicals! Some of these include:
- A Chorus Line: Capitol Theatre
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Theatre Royal
- Wicked: Capitol Theatre
- Anything Goes: Sydney Opera House
- Fiddler on the Roof – commences March 2016
- Alladin – commences July 2016
Artists that Dane has performed with include:
Taylor Swift – The Hilltop Hoods – The Cat Empire – Guy Sebastian – Jessica Mauboy – Nathaniel – Miss Murphy – David Ryan – Harris – Boy and Bear – Brian McFadden – Maria Schneider – Darcy James Argue – Sean Wayland – Wycliffe Gordon – Leroy Jones – Alberto Alvarez – Alexander Abreu – Klimax – Errol Buddle Bob Barnard – Ed Wilson – James Morrison – Ian Cooper – John Morrison – Chuck Findley – Adam Rapa – The Ross Irwin Invitational All Star Big Band – The Arts Unit Jazz Orchestra – WIN Wollongong Symphony Orchestra – Generations in Jazz Super band – Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection – Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – Jef Neve – Bert Joris