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Daniel G. Klimoski: Bio

Daniel G. Klimoski

Daniel G. Klimoski, from Hadley, MA., began his music lessons at the age of 7 on the piano, clarinet lessons at age 9, and saxophone at 11 years old. At age 13 he began his professional performing career by playing in local bands. After high school Dan moved to Boston and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Applied Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma., where he graduated Magna cum Laude and was given the Faculty Award. After teaching as a full time faculty member at Berklee, he went on tour with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra as Lead Alto Saxophonist/Clarinetist until 1980. After returning to the Boston area, Dan earned his Master's Degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory. He has studied with Joseph Allard, Joe Viola, Gerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Jimmy Giuffre, and Eddie Daniels. Throughout his career, Dan has shared the stage with Barry Altzschul, Jackie Byard, Richie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dick Johnson, David Hildinger, Maureen MacGovern, George Russell, Little Anthony and many other notable composers and performers.

Daniel returned to western Massachusetts in 1998, after performing for Disney's first cruise ship, the Magic on its inaugural voyage. In 2000-'01, Daniel produced his first original CD entitled Muzejazz. The tunes are carefully crafted and recorded with inspiring performances by live jazz quartet. In 2002, Dan played an onstage role in the West Springfield Theatre Project at Majestic's production of Blues in the Night. Other various performances include New Year's Eve 2004 with NRBQ at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. During the summer of 2003 Daniel, played flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe and English horn, for the world premiere of an original musical entitled "The Game" which may been seen in the Lincoln Center Archives where Sara Ramirez of Grey's Anatomy starred in one of the lead roles. Other performance experiences include original performances with the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band, and as soloist for the Mystic Chorale in Boston, which are available on Mystic Chorale CD'S. Since moving to s.w. Florida in 2006 he's played regularly for the Naples Players pit orchestra and at Shell Point, Naples Philharmonic Hall, and Barbra B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with the Southwest Florida and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestras.