These are my current bands. I also work with other people and bands and various projects.

Dan Quigley Trio

This band can be a trio or a quartet with either piano or guitar, with or without drums. It depends on the gig and or what I feel. we play at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane at least once a month.


A quintet dedicated to performing in the bop tradition. Arrangements of standards, bop tunes and contrafacts based on standards and bop tunes.

Dan’s Hot 5

This is my “Trad/Dixie” jazz band, my dedication to early jazz and Louis Armstrong. With clarinet, banjo, upright bass, washboard and myself on cornet. This band is a lot of fun, but takes a lot of skill to perform the music well. Has performed at festivals and clubs around Brisbane.

Abbreviations Orchestra

This band is run by a good friend and one of the most interesting and creative musicians I’ve got to know personally, Andrew Garton. Also happens to be one of the nicest people you meet. We play Andrew’s arrangements and compositions once a month at JMI Live.