I'm working on the sound track for the new "Planetarium" show at the Griffith Observatory. It's deep stuff giving some very cool scoring challenges.
I wrote the Theme for "Twisted Sisters" on Discovery which received an Emmy Nomination for best original theme.
"Welcome to the Men's Group" might be my favorite scoring work that I've done in the feature area. I got to stretch my Jazz chops a bit and there were so many great moments to score, both comedically and dramatically. some really great acting performances as well. There was a wonderful Premier at the Laemlle Theater in Beverly Hills and a run there as well.
I scored "Christmas at Grand Valley" and "Mr 365" TV movies with my friends over at AECG. Has every Christmas and Romantic Comedy cliché you can think of... so if you like that sort of thing, enjoy!
Also scored the TV movie "Darrow and Darrow" for the Hallmark channel.
My band Acoustic Asylum will be making appearances around the LA area. Hope to see you at one of them.
I've been working with the good people over at "Shindig Music" and did five original "Mariachi" songs for El Pollo Loco. We had a full Mariachi band and recorded at Villiage Recorders.
I'm getting back to my roots and have been writing a bunch of Big Band music. It's been fun and they've been played by bands in both the United States and Europe. Here's a video of my performance as guest artist at Fullerton College.
Some new animated shorts are winning awards around the festival circuit... These are amazing stories about some amazing women. Hawa Abdi from Somalia and KaKenya Ntainya from Kenya. I'm very proud of these pieces for both the music and being part of telling their amazing stories.
In other news….
Dan wrote a new Theme for the Syndicated runs of HELL'S KITCHEN... So reruns of the many seasons of the show will have his music both domestic and international.
Dan composed the score for the documentary “We’re Not Broke” which went to the Sundance Festival
Dan gets credit on The Mummy III Sound track for Arrangement and also helped out Randy Edelman on the score.
Dan’s music has been showing up on “Access Hollywood” as well as the E! Channel.
For those of you in Los Angeles, Dan’s music has been featured regularly in promos and bumpers on KPCC.
You can reach Dan at