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One Day It Will – Now Available!

POSTED ON March 21, 2018

Over the past decade, Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader possessing a lyrically charged vision and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. The San Diego pianist’s storytelling goes deeper than ever with his fifth album One Day It Will. Building on his acclaimed 2016 album Altered Narratives, which included several tracks pairing his longtime trio with strings, One Day It Will is a full chamber jazz melding of his working band and a highly responsive string quartet.

One Day It Will – EPK Video

Danny Green wins Best Jazz Artist at the 2018 San Diego Music Awards!

Green picked up his third San Diego Music Award on March 19, 2018 at the House of Blues. He previously received awards for Best Jazz Album for With You In Mind (2009) and After The Calm (2015).

Celebrating with bassist Justin Grinnell

One Day It Will CD Release Concerts

POSTED ON March 03, 2018

Additional tour dates:
July 19 – Temecula, CA
July 29 – Pasadena, CA
August 3 – Huntington, NY
August 17 – Chandler, AZ
October 6 – Tucson, AZ
October 7 – Sedona, AZ
November 16 – Auberry, CA
March 26 – Shepherdstown, WV
March 28 – Wilmington, DE
March 31 – Bethlehem, PA
April 26-28 – Las Vegas, NV

Visit the Calendar Page for more details.

New Album In The Works And Summer Highlights

POSTED ON September 04, 2017

The Danny Green Trio Plus Strings is currently in production on a new album featuring ten of Green’s latest works for jazz trio and string quartet. Green is joined by longtime trio members Justin Grinnell on bass, and Julien Cantelm on drums, as well as San Diego Symphony violinists Kate Hatmaker and Igor Pandurski, violist Travis Maril, and cellist Erica Erenyi. The album is slated for release in April 2018 on Origin Records.













Photo by Chris Wodjak

The Danny Green Trio had a wonderful time touring the California coast this past August. They performed for a packed house at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. Here’s footage of the trio performing Green’s “November Reveries” at the San Jose Summer Jazz Fest.

The Danny Green Trio Plus Strings gave a sold out performance at the Museum of Making Music in August. They debuted several of Green’s new arrangements for trio with strings, including “Time Lapse To Fall.”

Altered Narratives Nominated for “Best Jazz Album”

POSTED ON January 24, 2017

Altered Narratives is nominated for “Best Jazz Album” at the 2017 San Diego Music Awards. Green has won this award for two previous albums, With You In Mind (2009) and After The Calm (2014). The San Diego Music Awards will take place on March 21 at The House of Blues. Proceeds from the event help to purchase guitars for San Diego County schools.

Altered Narratives was included on All About Jazz writer Dan McClenaghan’s Best Releases of 2016 and Jazz Owl Favorites of 2016 for best trio album! It remained in the top 50 on the Jazz Week radio charts for 14 weeks, and made the top 100 for 2016 in jazz radio airplay.

Altered Narratives received acclaim for featuring string quartet on three songs. Since the album’s release, the Danny Green Trio has performed with string quartets in New York City and San Diego. Here are highlights from these shows:

KSDS Jazz Live at the San Diego Saville Theater – August 2, 2016

Shapeshifter Lab, NYC – March 31, 2016

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New Album: Altered Narratives – Now Available

POSTED ON February 24, 2016

Danny Green reaches new creative heights on this, his fourth recording as a leader (second for OA2 Records). Recorded over several days at New York’s famed Sear Sound with master producer Matt Pierson, Danny brings together his five year-old trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, along with a string quartet, to interpret eleven new highly personal compositions, each shaped by elements of his life’s narrative – feelings of warmth or nostalgia, the experience of a harried moment, or simply the convergence of a time and a place.

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Altered Narratives – Press Release

“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:

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