October 26, 2023
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Dan Pitt is a guitarist, composer, educator and improviser who has been a part of Toronto’s jazz and creative music scene for the past several years. He has studied with notable musicians such as Geoff Young, Dave Restivo, Ben Monder, Brad Shepik and Michael Formanek. Aside from managing a solo, trio and quintet project, Dan has played guitar in a variety of bands with musicians such as Dave Young, Pat Collins, David Braid, Terry Clarke, Terry Promane, Tim Berne and Michael Attias. He has also worked and recorded with Harrison Vetro, Lina Allemano, Nick Fraser and Andrew Downing.
Dan released four albums as a bandleader. His trio album, “Fundamentally Flawed” was regarded as “atmospheric with guts…” (AllAboutJazz) and “ A solid debut from a compelling band.” (WholeNote). Dan also released a solo guitar album in 2020 entitled Monochrome which also received review as “an album that is adventurous and needs to be explored.” (JazzMusicBlog). His latest release is a quintet album entitled “Wrongs”.
Dan and his trio return to Silence to celebrate their latest release entitled “Stages” and take the trio on a release tour through Ontario and Quebec.
“Pitt is an interesting composer whose work we want to keep an eye on. This set, by turns delicate and vigorous, hangs together nicely and cohesively, demonstrating the contemporary art of this trio.” – JazzTrail