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BanjerDan at Santana Row Farmers’ Market
June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
BanjerDan brings his unique mix of hot picking’, heartfelt songs, and humorous commentary to The Santana Row Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, June 16th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Santana Row Farmers’ Market takes place at the Santana Row Mall, 377 Santana Row, San Jose, Ca 95128, 408.551.4611, http://santanarow.com/.
BanjerDan (Dan Mazer) is a banjo player/multi-instrumentalist based in San Luis Obispo County, CA. His music is an Americana mix, rooted in straight-ahead bluegrass and branching out to include folk, country, blues, oldies, and other styles.
Dan started playing Scruggs-style banjo in 1974, learned his craft during the Washington, DC area’s heyday as “the Bluegrass Capital of the World..” He was heavily influenced by Earl Scruggs, the Seldom Scene, Eddie Adcock, and the Country Gentlemen His primary instrument is the 5-string banjo, but he also plays guitar, mandolin, and dobro. Since earning a degree in Music Theory from George Washington University, Dan has performed all over the U.S. and internationally, as a solo artist, in theatrical productions and symphony orchestras, and as a member of several bands, most notably “J.B. Beverley & The Wayward Drifters.” He has performed in venues ranging from street corner busking to bar/coffeehouse gigs, children’s shows, private parties and corporate events. Some of the more notable venues include Opryland, USA, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the High Sierra Music Festival, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.