Dan Anderson currently resides in Batavia with his wife Irene and their two sons, August and
interest in music emerged at the age of nine with the discovery of his uncle's
trumpet in the attic. Dan subsequently started playing the tuba in the fifth
grade band and also enjoyed playing the baritone and trombone during his
earlier years. He studied further at the Interlochen
University of Illinois
and Northwestern University. Before finishing college,
Dan spent two years living in Germany.
There, his freelance work took him from the Octoberfest Bands to the Nuernberg
Philharmonic. In addition to the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, he plays string bass with the Chicago Brass
Quintet , Von Freeman Quintet and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. On occasion Dan is
also a guest with the Chicago Symphony and many other musical organizations in
Chicagoland. He teaches jazz bass at Columbia College Chicago and tuba and
euphonium at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Dan always tries to bring relaxed spontaneity and positive energy to every
performance and views his playing as a life-long endeavor.