Projects

What are some of the things Dan has done?

Recorded on Blues legend
John Lee Hooker’s 2004 album
Face to Face

Toured (Europe) and recorded with legendary jazz alto saxophonist, Lee Konitz with the Jeff Denson Trio (for those that don’t know Lee, he has a 70+ year career playing with groups like the Stan Kenton Orchestra & recording on Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool)



Headlined Yoshi’s Oakland 3 times as leader of the Dan Zemelman Quartet

Dan Zemelman Quartet at Yoshi's Oakland

Played SF Jazz Miner Auditorium for a packed audience w/The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra.  Check out the band!  Super swingin’.



Won Best Jazz with Vocals album from the 14th Independent Music Awards.

Dan Zemelman Best Jazz with Vocals album - IMA - The Lost American Jazzbook

Toured Argentina in 2004 with Blues Legend John Lee Hooker’s daughter Zakiya.
Dan Zemelman - 1998 Jazz Ambassador with the US State Department and Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Dan Zemelman on tour with Zakiyah Hooker in Argentina

Toured India and Sri Lanka as a USIA  Jazz Ambassador, sponsored by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the US State Department


Written/recorded music for commercial TV
(NBA Tickets.com, Smartwater, Google Plus and more…)



  • Played/Composed for Wisconsin Public Radio, Children’s Theater of Madison, SF Youth Theater…..
  • Performed at SF Jazz, Yoshi’s, Freight & Salvage, Blue Note Napa…..
  • Performed at The Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Sonoma Jazz Festival, SF Jazz Festival….