Dan Smith

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Dan is an award winning jazz musician currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, he performs all over the UK.
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Dan Smith is a saxophonist and composer who lives in London. Initially inspired by the sounds of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Michael Brecker, Dan has been writing music for and leading his own groups since the age of 16. A winner of the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship Award, Dan is a versatile and creative saxophonist. He plays regularly on the UK jazz scene with many ensembles, previously performing at London Jazz Festival and Brecon Jazz Festival. Current projects include the Smith/Komor/Reynolds Trio, Kaya Quartet and the Dan Smith Quartet all performing around the UK this year and showcasing his broad range of influences ranging from Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh through to Ben Wendel and Bon Iver. As well as performing on saxophone Dan is an accomplished Flautist and Clarinettist and a 1-1 peripatetic teacher.

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Dan's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Benedicta O
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Dan was excellent for the occasion. So glad we found him. Thank you

Aliette F
4 years ago
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5 out of 5


Hannah M
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Dan and his guitarist were professional, friendly and sounded wonderful during our wedding drinks reception. The day was very chaotic and we were running late, but they rolled with it and everything went well. Thanks very much. Hannah and Declan.

David R
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Professional, attentive to our needs and easy going!

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From other customers:

Cristina V
7 years ago

Great musician! Lovely guy. Cannot recommend enough!

Jason S
6 years ago

Very professional!

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Dan's Song list

A Foggy Day
After You
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Mesbehavin
Ain't She Sweet
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
April In Paris
At Last
Au Privave
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Back Home In Indiana
Basin St Bleus
Beautiful Love
Bernie’s Tune
Billie’s Bounce
Body And Soul
But Not For Me
C Jam Blues
Can’t We Be Friends
China Boy
Cheek To Cheek
Come Sunday
Darn That Dream
Days Of Wine And Roses
Deed I Do
Detour Ahead
Don’t Blame Me
Don’t Get Around Much Any More
Dual Highway
East Of The Sun
Easy To Love
Embraceable You
Everytime I Say Goodbye
Everything I Love
Everything Happens To Me
Fascinating Rhythm
Fly Me To The Moon
For All We Know
Georgia On My Mind
Gone With The Wind
Handful Of Keys
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here’s That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How About You
How Deep Is The Ocean
How High The Moon
How Little We Know
How Long Has This Been Going On
I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me
I Cried For You
I Fall In Love Too Easily
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Remember You
I Thought About You
I Want To Be Happy
I Was Doing All Right
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’ll Remember April
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
I'm Old Fashioned
I'm In The Mood For Love
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellowtone
It Could Happen To You
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It’s Only A Paper Moon
It’s You Or No One
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
Just Friends
Just You, Just Me
La Vie En Rose
Lady Be Good
The Lady Is A Tramp
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Like Someone In Love
Long Ago And Far Away
Love Me Or Leave Me
Love Is Here To Stay
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mean To Me
Memories Of You
Minor Swing
Moon River
Moonlight In Vermont
Moose The Mooche
The More I See You
My Little Suede Shoes
The Nearness Of You
Night In Tunisia
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Nobody Else But Me
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Pennies From Heaven
Polkdots and Moonbeams
Putting On The Ritz
Satin Doll
Scrapple From The Apple
Shiny Stockings
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Someone To Watch Over Me
Star Eyes
Stars Fell On Alabama
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take The A Train
Tea For Two
Thanks For The Memory
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
Three Little Words
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Tiger Rag
Two Sleepy People
Weaver Of Dreams
What Is This Thing Called Love
When You’re Smilin’
Yardbird Suite
You Too Advantage Of Me

Dan's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£350
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£650
Sax + Guitar
2 x 1 hour sets of Sax and Guitar playing Jazz.


Song Request
1920s era music, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Electro-Swing, House, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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