Dan Haerle is a composer, performer, educator and ambassador of jazz piano. He is a Regents professor emeritus of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he taught 35 years. Haerle is an active jazz clinician nationally and internationally and has written several instructional methods used by thousands of musicians worldwide. The Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas, Texas, named him 2015 Jazz Artist of the Year. At the 2012 Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in Louisville, he was recognized, along with Jamey Aebersold, David Baker and Jerry Coker, in the inaugural class of the LeJENds of Jazz Education Award. Haerle was elected a member of the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE) Hall of Fame in 2003. His participation in a variety of educational programs has benefited countless musicians of all experience levels.
Haerle has performed with Clark Terry, Pat Metheny, David Liebman, Freddie Hubbard and numerous other modern jazz leaders. He has recorded multiple albums, featuring his own music as well as jazz standards, with his trio and quartet. Haerle continues to teach jazz piano and improvisation online and he currently serves as the artistic director of the Dallas Jazz Piano Society. He teaches in residencies at colleges and performs concerts with his trio and quartet across the country.
Contact Dan at http://www.danhaerle.com.