Dan Sheehan is a pianist, composer and educator based in Melbourne. His work reflects passions for the jazz tradition, post-jazz integration of twentieth-century classical techniques, and experimentation with electro-acoustic practices. As a performer, he has worked with the Australian Art Orchestra, Monash Art Ensemble, and regularly collaborates with a diverse array of practitioners. Dan leads Infinite Ape, an improvisational collective with three album releases to date.
Along with a background in music teaching, Dan has extensive administrative experience in arts and small business settings. He has been an Associate Producer with the Australian Art Orchestra and is involved annually in delivering its Creative Music Intensive. Dan is a graduate of Monash University and holds a Master of Arts (Music Performance), along with a Bachelor of Arts/Music. Internationally, he has participated in workshops at the Banff Centre, the School for Improvisational Music and New York University. In 2014 he was a finalist for ‘Young Jazz Artist of the Year’ at the Australian Bell Awards.