A native of Portland, pianist Dan Gaynor has performed with many artists including Nancy King, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Israels, Glen Moore, Gino Vannelli, Martin Zarzar, Bob Mover, Bobby Torres, Emily Braden, Dan Faehnle, Marguerite Jeunemann, David Friesen, Kelly Joe Phelps, Alan Jones, Lawrence Williams, Rob Scheps, Robert Moore, John Stowell, Ingrid Jensen, Ron Steen, Mel Brown, "Sweet Baby" James Benton, Chris Conrade, Dick Berk, Marianne Solivan, Shirley Nanette and many others. He studied jazz and music theory at Mt. Hood Community College and Portland State University with teachers including Randy Porter, Dave Barduhn, Darrell Grant, Glen Moore and Tomas Svoboda. Dan is also a versatile vocal accompanist, with a wide repertoire and experience in many musical styles. He is recorded on on Good Morning Geek by the Portland Jazz Orchestra, En Route by Ed Bennett and on both Libre and Two Dollars to Ride the Train by Martin Zarzar.


Chuck Israels Jazz OrchestraSecond Wind2013
Martin ZarzarLibre2013
Ken OllisSenses Sharpened2013
Sue ZalokarOnly Human2013
Martin ZarzarTwo Dollars to Ride the Train 2012
Ed BennettEn Route2010
Bre GreggOn the Wind2010
Okaru Hoshino-LovelaceFlame of Wishing Star2009
Portland Jazz OrchestraGood Morning Geek2009
Kate DavisIntroducing Kate Davis2008
ShoehornCafe Cirque2008
David Valdez & Pere SotoOasis2007
Nancy King & Mary Kadderly  EP2006
ChopslaughterSaffron Robe2006
ShoehornThe Blue Monk2006
Barbara LuschSurprisingly Good for You2006
PorkpieHats Off2004
Barbara LuschBarbara Lusch2004
Jane WrightSouthern Songs and Ballads  2002