Dan Barrett (musician)

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Dan Barrett
Dan Barrett, Fraser MacPherson, 1989.jpg
Barrett and Fraser MacPherson, 1989
Courtesy: Fraser MacPherson estate
Background information
Born (1955-12-14) December 14, 1955 (age 62)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Cornet, trombone
Labels Arbors
Associated acts John Sheridan, Howard Alden

Dan Barrett (born December 14, 1955 in Pasadena, California) is an American arranger, cornetist, and trombonist.

The earliest mention of Dan Barrett was in the Melody Maker, 10 February 1973, which reported that he played "Ory's Creole Trombone" at the end of Kid Ory's Funeral on 28 January that year. He also played with Teddy Buckner, Andy Blakeney, and Alton Redd, all members of Ory's band, during the funeral proceedings.

In addition to leading a quintet with Howard Alden, Barrett has performed as a sideman with Benny Goodman and Buck Clayton. Barrett is the musical director for Arbors Records in Clearwater, Florida.

Select discography

As leader

  • Melody in Swing (Arbors)
  • Blue Swing, featuring Rebecca Kilgore (Arbors)
  • Dan Barrett and his Extra-Celestials with Special Guest Rebecca Kilgore: Moon Song (Arbors)
  • Rebecca Kilgore with Dan Barrett's Celestial Six: I Saw Stars (Arbors)
  • Jubilesta! (Arbors)

With Howard Alden

  • The Howard Alden-Dan Barrett Quintet: Swing Street (Concord)
  • The ABQ Salutes Buck Clayton (Concord)
  • The Howard Alden-Dan Barrett Quintet: Live in '95 (Arbors)

With Al Jenkins

  • Reunion With Al (Arbors)

With John Sheridan

  • John Sheridan & His Dream Band: Swing is Still the King (Arbors)
  • Two Sleepy People (Arbors)

With Tom Baker

  • Dan Barrett and Tom Baker in Australia (Arbors)

With Randy Reinhart

  • Randy Reinhart at the Mill Hill Playhouse: As Long As I Live (Arbors)

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