Dan Zanker


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Bassist Danny Zanker spent his youth in England,

Israel and Texas. The resulting cultural confusion,

coupled with a formal education in jazz, laid the

foundation for his musicianship. Moving to New York

in May of 1995 helped him consolidate all his

influences into an innovative and exciting playing

style which features elements of jazz, blues, Middle

Eastern, heavy metal, funk and avant garde. Danny is

also an accomplished and prolific composer, with his

compositions representing a natural extension of his

concepts on the bass: complex yet danceable rhythms,

lyricism and lots of emotional intensity. He

currently can be heard leading his quartet,

Anti-Elevator Mission, at Smalls and Tagine. His

playing is also prominently featured in Travis

Sullivan's Bjorkestra, the George Dulin Disband, the

Yutaka Uchida Group, Souren Baronian's Taksim, and

Shusmo at venues which include the Knitting Factory,

Makor, Joe's Pub, Cornelia St. Cafe, and the BAM Cafe.


1987-1991: Jazz theory, big bands and small ensembles

at the University of Texas at Austin.

1997-2000: Private bass lessons with Dave Holland and

Marc Helias in NYC.


2007: Toured Japan with AEM, Yutaka Uchida Group and


2006: Toured in Japan with the Shunzo Ono Quartet

2005: What is Jazz Festival at the Knitting Factory

and The Williamsburg Jazz Festival with Travis

Sullivan's Bjorkestra.

2003: Extensive touring in South Korea with the Hye

Seon Hong Ensemble.

2002: The East-West Encounter Festival in Bangalore,

India and the Khala Goda Festival in Mumbai, India

with Ravish Momin's Trio Dissolve.