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     Dan Cipriano has earned a reputation for electrifying audiences with his energetic style combined with precise technical delivery. As one of the busiest sax players in NYC he has performed or recorded with an impressive array of artists and national acts including: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, The Allman Brothers, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Wilson Pickett, Michael Bolton, Bonnie Raitt, George Thorogood, David Sanborn, Fourplay (Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East, Harvey Mason), Gloria Gaynor, Paul Shaffer, Dicky Betts, Steven Van Zandt, John Cafferty, Southside Johnny, Sam Moore, Buster Poindexter, James Cotton, Frankie Valli, Phoebe Snow, Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five), Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder, Spencer Davis, The Turtles, Buddy Miles, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Dick Clark, Les Paul, Mavis Staples, Ronnie Spector, Laura Branigan, Sass Jordan, Ben E. King, Suzi Quatro, Third World, The Drifters, Little Anthony & the Imperials, NRBQ, The Uptown Horns, The Tokens, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, Lou Christy, Leslie Gore, Bowser, Barbara McNair, The Coasters, Pat Upton, James Montgomery, The Five Satins, Beth Hart, Howard Tate, Shirley Alston Reeves, Sir Mac Rice, The Crystals, Clifton Davis, Darlene Love, The B. Willie Smith Band & Eight to the Bar. Dan was the featured saxophone player the NYC cast of the smash off broadway musical "Love, Janis". Dan also served 3 years in the United States Army Band splitting his tour of duty with the 26th Army Band at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island New York, and The Army Band of NYC at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn New York.

     In addition to his live performance work, Dan is an accomplished studio musician on hundreds of recordings. He has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, The Nascar Awards, and The Lucie Awards. Dan is the featured sax player with Wilson Pickett in the soul and r&b documentary by "Miramax Films" called "Only The Strong Survive" directed by DA Pennebaker. Dan also appears in the movie Poliwood performing with Sting directed by Barry Levinson. He arranged and performed on the soundtrack for the Orion Pictures movie "Beer" directed by Patrick Kelly as well as many independent films. Dan has also recorded dozens of soundtracks for radio and television shows including The Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and All My Children. Some of the jingles Dan has performed on include Wendys, The United Way, Pringles Potato Chips, Goya Beans, D&L Department Stores, and Mike Bloomberg's polictical campaign.

     Dan has appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Downbeat Magazine, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, The Aquarian, East Coast Rocker and Mixx Magazine. Many of Dan's performances have been broadcasted on VH1, HBO, NBC, CBS, ABC, BET, TNT, Starz, Cinemax, PBS, NPR, and Mountain Stage. He has performed live in 18 countries around the globe and has been broadcasted on TV and Radio all over the world. Dan's range of talents span a variety musical instruments as well as musical styles also. He plays all the Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone), Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Keyboards. Dan is highly skilled in performing in styles ranging from r&b, rock and jazz, to classical. 

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