Dan Gross is a graduate of SUNY Oswego with Bachelor of Fine Arts, and double majored in Broadcasting and Music. Although Dan began his schooling looking to become a sports broadcaster, he decided to focus on music as his schooling continued. As a member of the school’s media outlets, Dan has experience in radio, and as a reporter for the school newspaper, reviewing and reporting on the school’s academic concerts with an educational twist.
Currently, Dan is involved with many music news and media outlets. As a writer, he freelances for the Democrat and Chronicle when the need arises, and he writes online articles for the prestigious Eastman School of Music. As a digital and multimedia journalist, he freelances on many projects, but mainly hosts the Rochester Indie Musician Spotlight, a program that features local (and mostly young) independent musicians. Containing a ten minute interview with a live performance, RIMS combines “Off Camera with Sam Jones,” “NPR: Tiny Desk,” and “Austin City Limits” with the feel of “American Bandstand.” It’s a web series now, but it’ll be on TV before you know it!
Dan is also an avid musician; his love of jazz began with his father, and his first album that his mother gave him, Nat King Cole’s Jumpin’ At Capitol. He mainly plays bass trombone and double bass. Dan also is a jazz composer and arranger, and during his time at school, in addition to forming many groups, arranged music for his a cappella groups, the school’s Men’s Glee Choir, Jazz Small Group, and the Orchestra. He looks to continue his music writing work, and always has a project going, whether it’s by commission or for himself in a variety of styles.
Hear Dan Mondays from 6-8 p.m. on Jazz90.1. If you would like to contact Dan, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find Dan at dan-gross.com, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.