Daniel Murphy

Professor
School of Music

Contact

Watchorn Hall
206
P: 909.748.8691
E: daniel_murphy@redlands.edu

Degrees

B.M., Hartt School of Music
M.M., University of Rhode Island
D.M.E., University of Northern Colorado

Bio

Dan Murphy has performed extensively on the east coast and throughout southern California including local appearances at the Redlands Bowl, Blue Jay Jazz Festival, The Performance Loft, the Jazz at Redlands concert series, and at many southern California jazz clubs. Performances include concerts with jazz/ swing musicians Don Stratton, Herb Pomeroy, Jim Walker, Milt Hinton, Herb Jeffries, Frankie Lane, Beryl Davis, and Julius La Rosa. Professor of Music at the University of Redlands since 1993, Murphy's university bands have performed with many well known jazz artists including Dave Brubeck, Bill Watrous, John Clayton, Bobby Shew, Jimmy Smith, Gerald Wilson, Bob Mintzer, Jim Walker, John Clayton, Anthony Wilson, Bobby Rodriguez, Denny Zeirlin, and Peter Erskine. While focused primarily on jazz styles, Dan Murphy is also active in regional musical theater orchestras and has performed live shows and recorded PBS television specials as keyboardist/ accompanist in the back up abnds for The Fifth Dimension, B.J. Thomas, Lulu, Lenny Welch, The Four Aces, The Ink Spots, Patti Page, and Joan Rivers, to name a few.

Courses Taught at Redlands

Jazz Improvisation I & II
Jazz Improvisation Ensembles
Applied Jazz Piano and Jazz Improvisation
Introduction to Jazz History 
Jazz History to the 1940s
Jazz History 1940s to Present 
Improvisation in Aural Skills Courses