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“After The Calm” wins Best Jazz Album at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards!

POSTED ON October 06, 2015

The Danny Green Trio’s release After The Calm picked up the win for Best Jazz Album at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards and was nominated Album of the Year. Recorded by Peter Sprague at Spragueland and released in November 2014 on OA2 Records, After The Calm received much praise from the press and nationwide radio play. JazzWax described the album as “A highly impressive album that will knock you out,” and the San Diego Troubadour called it, “Unconditionally recommended to anyone who appreciates good jazz, instrumental music or soundtracks.” The opening track of the album was featured in the Jazziz Spring 2015 quarterly CD compilation. To purchase the album, click here.

Look out in March 2016 for the trio’s next release entitled “Altered Narratives.” Recorded at New York City’s famed Sear Sound under award-winning producer Matt Pierson, the album showcases eleven of Green’s latest compositions, three of which feature string quartet joining the trio.

Danny Green Trio at 2015 SDMAs

Danny Green Trio at 2015 San Diego Music Awards

Danny Green picks up three San Diego Music Award Nominations

POSTED ON September 11, 2015

Danny Green received nominations in three categories for the 2015 San Diego Music Awards. He is nominated Best Jazz Artist, and the Danny Green Trio’s latest release, After The Calm, is nominated for Best Jazz Album as well as for Album of the Year. Voting is open until 5:00 P.M. on September 18 and you can submit one vote per email address, per day. The album categories are voted on by members of the San Diego Music Academy. Click here to submit your vote.

The awards ceremony takes place on Monday, October 5 at Humphrey’s By The Bay. Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help support the San Diego Music Foundation’s Guitars and Banjos for schools and a new community based music program launching in 2016. Tickets can be purchased at

Danny Green Trio – California Tour – Summer 2015

POSTED ON July 09, 2015

The Danny Green Trio will be touring the California coast from Aug 6-13. The tour will feature some exciting collaborations that include shows with Bay Area saxophonist Harvey Wainapel, New York saxophonist Arun Luthra, and two co-bills with the Rebecca Kleinmann Group. The trio will be performing Green’s latest works (recently recorded in New York – CD releasing early 2016), as well as works off of Green’s 2014 release After The Calm and his 2012 release A Thousand Ways Home.

Aug 6 – Sonoma County – Sally Tomatoes Cafe
Aug 7 – San Francisco – Red Poppy Arthouse
Aug 8 – Oakland – Avonova Studios
Aug 9 – Santa Cruz – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
Aug 10 – Santa Barbara – SOhO
Aug 11 – Los Angeles The Blue Whale
Aug 13 -San Diego – Dizzy’s

Visit the Calendar Page for more information on these shows.



New CD Release: After The Calm

POSTED ON October 13, 2014

The Danny Green Trio recorded a new album of Green’s latest compositions at SpragueLand Recording Studio in February, 2014. Entitled After The Calm, this album features upright and electric bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm. The highly anticipated album is now available on OA2 Records.

“Danny Green: a writer of gorgeous and engaging tunes, and a first rate pianist leading a distinctively interactive trio on the superb After the Calm.”
– Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

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New CD Release!!!

POSTED ON October 08, 2012

San Diego based pianist and composer Danny Green brings his virtuosic talents to the Tapestry Label

A Thousand Ways Home, the virtuosic CD from pianist/composer Danny Green, will be released October 16 on the Tapestry label. As on his debut recording With You In Mind, “a brilliant musical statement” (Edward Blanco, ejazznews) which climbed the radio charts and won Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards, Green’s compositions incorporate Brazilian and Latin as well as jazz and classical influences. In Green’s words, “To me, A Thousand Ways Home is about taking various elements from each of these genres and blending them together in my own way.”

The core group consists of Green on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass. Julian Cantelm on drums and Tripp Sprague on soprano and lenor saxophone. Green also features an incredibly talented cast of guest artists that include mandolinist Eva Scow on four of the tracks, guitarist Peter Sprague on “Soggy Shoes,” world renowned Brazilian guilarist Chico Pinehiro and Brazilian vocalist Claudia Vìllela on “Quintal da Solidão” and guilarist Dusty Brough on “Dusly Road – Part II.” The camaraderie shared by the players is obvious. “We had a wonderful time inthe recording studio and I hope that joy translates in the music,” says Green.

“One of the things I love about music is that you can always keep aiming higher, and the effort is always worth it,” notes Green. This is obvious from the results of the 13 compositions heard on this recording.

A San Diego native, Danny Green is equally versed injazz, Latin and classical music. He received his BA in piano performance at UCSD, from which he graduated with honors and won the Jimmy Cheatham Jazz Award. He received his Masters Degree in Music (Jazz Studies) from SDSU in 2011 and was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student and earned several scholarships. He has studied jazz with Kamau Kenyatta , Rick Helzer, Anthony Davis, Marcos Siiva, Chico Pinheiro, and others. His expertise in Brazilian music was also honed at the CA Brazil Camp. – See more at:

Danny Green Wins SDMA Award!

POSTED ON September 11, 2009

With You In Mind, Green’s Debut Solo Release, named “Best Jazz Album of the Year” by the San Diego Music Foundation

San Diego, CA – September 11, 2009 – San Diego-based independent record label, Pacific Coast Jazz (PCJ), is proud to report its artist, Danny Green, won “Best Jazz Album of the Year” from the San Diego Music Foundation in their 19th annual awards ceremony, last night at Viejas Concerts in the Park, San Diego, CA. With You in Mind is Green’s debut solo release and it received extensive airplay in stations around the globe beginning in January 2009. With You In Mind was co-produced with Allan Phillips and features Justin Grinnell (bass), Dylan Savage (drums), Allan Phillips (percussion) and Tripp Sprague (soprano saxophone). With ten original compositions and one cover, Green combines both Brazilian and Latin influences, cradled in mainstream jazz and classical nuances.

“While other PCJ artists have been nominated in the past, this is our first win. We are extremely proud of all of our artists and this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to high quality independent artists,” says Donna Nichols, founder and president of Pacific Coast Jazz. Nichols’s label along with publicist Joy Foster of SV Media Relations and radio promoter Neal Sapper at New World N’ Jazz were the team to bring Green’s music to the marketplace in 2009. Another PCJ artist, Bradley Leighton, was also in the running in the same category for his 2008 release Soul Collective, the third Leighton release to receive a nomination from the same organization.

“PCJ is thrilled to have this kind of talent on our roster,” said Nichols. The annual Awards show has raised over $500,000 since its inception in 1991. These funds have been used to assist Handicapped Teen Centers, to fund arts programs within the San Diego Unified School District and to fund the placement of music equipment into schools within San Diego County.

SD Music Award Nomination

POSTED ON September 02, 2009

With You In Mind has been nominated for Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards.  The event is to take place at the Viejas Concerts in the Park on Thursday September 10, 7PM.  For more information, visit

CD Release Party at Anthology

POSTED ON February 26, 2009

Called “a brilliant musical statement” by jazz critics nationally, pianist Danny Green celebrates his debut release, With You In Mind, and brings his unique blend of jazz and world music rhythms music to Anthology on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM.

The band features Justin Grinnell (bass), Dylan Savage (drums), Tripp Sprague (sax) and special guest guitarist, Peter Sprague.

Tickets start at $11 and can be purchased online or through the box office at 619-595-0300.

Anthology is located at 1337 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

New Debut CD Release!

POSTED ON January 20, 2009

Pacific Coast Jazz recording artist Danny Green’s new debut release With You In Mind is now available in retail outlets worldwide!

The album features Justin Grinnell on bass, Dylan Savage on drums, Tripp Sprague on Soprano Sax, and Allan Phillips on percussion. Consisting of 10 originals and one cover by Danilo Perez, this album provides a great mix of Brazilian and Latin Jazz. With You In Mind is getting quite the attention. Green’s first week of radio airplay put him at #18 on Jazz Week charts and his reviews have been praising this new young talent.

Danny Green Joins Pacific Coast Jazz

POSTED ON October 09, 2008

Danny Green - With You In MindSan Diego, CA – October 9, 2008 – San Diego-based independent record label, Pacific Coast Jazz (PCJ), announces the addition of San Diego-based Brazilian jazz pianist, Danny Green, to their roster of distinctive artists. Green’s own independent label, Alante Recordings, will now be an associate label under the Pacific Coast Jazz umbrella. This affiliation anticipates the release of Green’s first solo release With You In Mind, slated for a street date of January 20, 2009.

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