Dan Mar-Molinero is a musician, composer, producer and educator.
He runs several bands including his own 18-piece jazz orchestra. He also works frequently as a session musician both in the UK and abroad with acts that span the world of jazz, pop and rock. He is also an active composer and producer. His work includes hit records including a UK Top 3 and Top 20 Albums both in the UK, the US and worldwide.
His writing spans genres and include; pop stars Craig David (UK), former ‘Spice Girl’ Mel C (UK), Broadway and US Pop Idol star Tamyra Gray (US); video games (including for EA’s FIFA series) and film/tv (including Netflix).
Dan’s roots have always been within jazz and he written and performed with numerous leading jazz musicians including Julian Arguelles, Soweto Kinch and Jasper Hoiby.
He has his own music events agency, a newly established record company and works as a consultant for businesses and governmental organisations including as an advisor on a current UK Parliamentary group looking at ‘Jazz in the UK’.
He is also a committed educator, often leading workshops or training for national educational institutions. Dan has worked as a lead tutor for the National Youth Jazz Collective and now sits on the organisation's board.
In 2022, Dan was nominated for the prestigious Ivor Novello Prize for Composition for his piece “22:22” which features on his latest album ‘Taproot’.
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