Dan Trudell has been voted “a rising star” by Downbeat Magazine and has recently toured with Matt Wilson’s “Arts and Crafts” quartet featuring Terrell Stafford and Dennis Irwin in Italy. Dan’s group the B3 Bombers was featured on the main stage of the 2007 Chicago Jazz Festival. Dan holds the piano chair in the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and has performed as a sideman with Aretha Franklin, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Buddy DeFranco, Roy Hargrove, Jeff Hamilton, Kurt Elling, Anne Hampton Calloway, Joe Williams, Jimmy Heath, Doug Lawrence, Jerry Weldon, Jim Rotondi, and Eric Alexander among others.
Dan’s piano style has been compared to Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner, and Red Garland. His organ style is greatly influenced by the greats who came before him such as Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, and Brother Jack McDuff. Dan resides and performs in the Chicago area and has toured and performed throughout the world.