Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
929 N Water St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Dan Nimmer was born in 1982 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An old soul in a young body, Mr. Nimmer plays with the spirit, the passion and the soul of someone who has been on the planet much longer. With prodigious technique and an innate sense of swing, his playing often recalls that of his own heroes, specifically Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Erroll Garner and Art Tatum. As a young man, Mr. Nimmer’s family inherited a piano and he started playing by ear; he was, if you will, “called” by the instrument.He studied classical piano and eventually became interested in jazz. At the same time,he began playing gigs around Milwaukee.
Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Nimmer left Milwaukee to study music at Northern Illinois University. It didn’t take him long to become one of Chicago’s busiest piano players. He was working a lot on the Chicago scene so Mr. Nimmer decided to leave school and make the big move to New York City where he was immediately emerged into the New York scene.
In 2005, after being in New York for about a year and playing with many different musicians, Mr. Nimmer got hired by Wynton Marsalis to become a member of his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, both in which he has been member ever since. In addition to Wynton Marsalis, Mr. Nimmer has performed and or recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon,Chick Corea, George Benson, Houston Person, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Jon Faddis, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Fareed Haque and many more.
Nimmer has appeared numerous times on television including the The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, The Late Show w/ David Letterman, The View, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Kennedy Center Honors, Live From Abbey Road, and Live From Lincoln Center PBS. You can also see him in Apple’s video iPod commercial “Sparks”.
He has released five of his own albums on the Venus label (Japan). Nimmer has played at the White House, The Royal Albert Hall (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris),Disney Hall (LA), the Hollywood Bowl and many other renowned venues and festivals around the world.
Dan Nimmer is a Yamaha Artist.
Joining him in the trio:
Pete Van Nostrand – Percussion
Pete Van Nostrand was born and raised in Binghamton, NY. A current resident of Manhattan, he is a graduate of Rutgers University, and The Juilliard School. He has worked with Kenny Barron, Jimmy Heath, Kurt Elling, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jeb Patton, Aaron Diehl, Warren Wolf, Dan Nimmer, Gerald Clayton, Eric Reed, Aaron Parks, the Clayton Brothers, Brian Lynch, Jeremy Pelt, Michael Buble, Sachal Vasandani, and Natalie Cole.
David Wong – Bass
Bassist David Wong is one of the most highly in-demand sidemen in the industry. He is a native of New York City, and graduated from the Juilliard School with a degree in classical music in 2004. He has studied with Orin O’Brien (New York Philharmonic), Ron Carter, Ben Wolfe, and John Clayton. He is currently a member of Roy Haynes’ “Fountain of Youth” band, The “Heath Brothers” Quartet led by jazz legends Jimmy Heath and Albert “Tootie” Heath, The Benny Green trio, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He was also the last bass player in Hank Jones’ “Great Jazz Trio” and is featured on the piano master’s last recording. He has performed in many of the major concert halls and jazz clubs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. David can also be seen regularly performing with Steve Kuhn, Brian Lynch’s “Unsung Heroes Project”, Ralph Lalama’s “Bop Juice”, the Jeb Patton Trio, the Dan Nimmer Trio, the Aaron Diehl Trio, Grant Stewart, Dmitry Baevsky, and Rodney Green.