Singer/Trombonist Dan Barnett is one of Sydney’s foremost jazz musicians. Performing from intimate duo right up to 14 pce swinging big band. Dan has now carved out an enviable reputation in the Sydney music scene.
DAN BARNETT Dan Barnett was
born into music being the son of the legendary
Sydney Bassist Cliff Barnett he began his musical life
as a Trombonist studying with greats such as James
Morrison, Conrad Herwig, Bruce Paulson, Dan
Barrett, Don Burrows,George Golla and Steve Turre.
He quickly developed a love for singing and has since
studied with much respected Sydney teacher Patricia
Oertel and with the legendary Mark Murphy, Mike
Campbell and Miles Griffith. Dan has worked and
recorded with some of the greats in Australian and
world music such as James Morrison,Will Calhoun,
Tom Burlinson, Barbara Morrison, Mark Murphy, Bob
Barnard, Dan Barrett, Tom Baker, Bob Montgomery, George Washingmachine, Emma Pask, Judy Carmichael, Janet Seidel, Don Burrows, George Golla, Evan Christopher, David Paquette, Judy Bailey, Rhonda Birchmore, Kevin
Hunt and “The Australian Art Orchestra” production
“Testimony” the Legend of Charlie parker and is a
permanent member of The legendary Unity Hall Jazz
band, The Ozcats and Blues Point Jazz vocal group as well as being a renowned bandleader of both big band and
small groups. Dan is a regular on the Australian and
European festival Circuit having played at Waiheke
JVC Jazz New Zealand,Thredbo, Manly, Sydney,
Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals, Wangarratta,
River Festival (Brisbane), Jazz in The Domain, Darling Harbour Jazz fest, Wyndham Estate, Lleuwin Estate, Ascona Jazz Switzerland, Sildajazz Norway and on Tours of Thailand,Europe,Taiwan and the U.S.A. Dan was a finalist in the prestigious 2006 London International Jazz Competition for singers and in 2007 and 2008 toured Brazil three times as part of “Jazz Festival Brazil” to rave reviews and on the strength of this toured his 14pce big band to Brazil in late 2008 for “Banco do Brazil”. He also has four C.D’s under his own name. “The Right Track” “Point of No Return” featuring his big band on the La Brava label and “Little Green Men” with his group Barnett 5 on the Vitamin Label. Dan released CD number four “One for C” a tribute to his late father in May 2009 is currently working on CD number five which will be out later this year. Dan’s qualities were best described by Kevin Jones, respected music writer for The Australian newspaper and Fine Music magazine: “Dan Barnett is a natural bandleader with the personality and charisma to charm the most demanding of audiences. Add his talents as a fine, swinging vocalist and excellent trombone player, and you have the complete package ....To hear him in a big band context is one of the most satisfying sounds in Australian music”.