Dan White is a composer, saxophonist, and educator based in New York City. He has toured internationally and released five albums as a bandleader. He is also best known as a founding member of the horn led instrumental group Huntertones, who has spent the last two years touring North and South America, Europe, and Africa. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music with people from all over the world.
White has performed with award winning artists such as Lionel Loueke, Allen Stone, Snarky Puppy, Bill Murray, Andy Grammer, Felix Pastorius, John Clayton, Arturo Sandoval, Bruce Willis and platinum selling rock band OAR. Downbeat Magazine, NPR Music, Huffington Post, the Rochester Jazz Festival, and the U.S. State Department have each recognized his music.
White grew up just north of Buffalo, where he started playing piano at age eight and saxophone at age nine. After attending a Joshua Redman in concert with his father, he was instantly hooked on jazz. Having a family with extensive roots in music helped create White’s deep-seated respect for acoustic jazz and the link between composition and improvisation.