Dan Reynolds was born and raised in Vancouver. Growing up in a musical household, he took an interest in music from a young age. He was introduced to jazz by his father and developed a love for playing piano and writing music. After high school, Daniel moved to Montreal to study at the Schulich School of music at McGill University. Here he had a chance to study piano, arranging, theory and composition with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Daniel played in the McGill Jazz Orchestra and worked alongside guest artists such as Phil Dwyer, John Taylor, Joe Lovano, Ben Monder, Jim McNeely and Tim Ries. While studying under Jan Jarczyk he began to play and study classical music, especially the music of J.S. Bach, Bartok, Chopin and Debussy.
At McGill he was given the distinction of being a Schulich Scholar and in 2010 he was awarded the Oscar Peterson Prize for Excellence in Jazz Performance by the Hnatyshyn Foundation for the Arts. Daniel has performed across Canada, giving concerts at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Jazz Festival, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Since graduating from McGill he has been based in Vancouver where he is busy teaching, writing, performing and collaborating with many different artists. Daniel loves sharing his passion for music with students of all ages and levels of ability.