Dan Quigley’s early childhood was enriched by the presence of jazz legends Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, John Scofield, Randy Brecker, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Turre, Rufus Reid, Dave Liebman and many more. His father Greg Quigley also plays the trumpet and toured these jazz greats to Australia for concerts and workshops in the late 70’s and early 80’s while Dan was still an infant.
Dan’s trumpet playing displays a rich heritage of the jazz tradition. He has been a professional trumpet player since he was 17 and since has performed with some of Australia’s finest including Mike Nock, Dale Barlow, Judy Bailey, Craig Scott, Steve Brien, James Morrison, Col Loughnan, Grace Knight, David Campbell amongst many more.
Dan’s recent recording “Brunswick St Station” was recorded in one day at Linear Studios in Sydney with Australia’s finest including; Graeme Norris, John Harkins, Brendan Clarke, Andrew Dickeson and Paula Girvan.
It wasn’t until his early 20’s did the impact of early exposure and connection to jazz legends spark the passion to pursue a career as a jazz musician, educator and advocate.