Dan Aran has become one of the most sought after drummers in New York City. In the past two decades Dan has been Touring, recording and performing with artists such as Harry Whitaker, Natalie Merchant, Stacey Kent, Adam Birnbaum Trio, Kevin Mahogany, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Jon Davis Trio, Nick Hempton band, Wayne Tucker, and many others.
Dan's debut recording as a leader "Breathing" (smalls records), was described as “Disarmingly pretty, pure in melodic focus." - All About Jazz. And as “One of the most beautiful recordings I have heard in a long time." - " Pamela Espeland / Bebopified.
His latest recording "New York Family" is described by Downbeat Magazine as "a Fascinating recored".
From playing 1920's music with The Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra, to Middle Eastern and Latin grooves with Itai Kriss's TELAVANA, Dan's versatility and ability to play different styles is what makes him unique. Dan's latest recording was described as a "Unique blend of Jazz, Latin Rhythms and Middle Eastern melodies" (Downbeat Magazine).
Aran's musical journey started in his hometown of Jerusalem. graduating from the Rubin Academy of Music high school,
he was already a busy drummer in the local music scene, playing with a number of different groups including bassist Avishai Cohen’s Trio, the Amos Hoffman group, Omer Avital and Arnie Lawrence.
Dan continued his education at the New School University in New York City. He graduated in 2004 earning a BFA in performance and has been playing in major venues in the
U.S, Europe, the Middle East and Asia ever since.
Dan Aran plays Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Canopus Drums, & Regal Tip Drumsticks and brushes exclusively.