Dan Egger-Belandria represents a new generation of Latin musical expression. Born in the US, his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began.
Having studied throughout the Americas with
drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars),
Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and
Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela
de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale
and drumset player.
Dan has recorded and performed in an assortment of musical genres. He is the bandleader for Señor Gato and the creator of the unique AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the US.
For more than 15 years Dan has dedicated himself to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean drumming, but his musical journey also includes excelling as an accompanist to club DJs in musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton.
In addition to performing as
a musician, Dan combines his musical skills with an extensive diversity-training background to design and facilitate productivity-enhancing and multicultural programs for corporations and schools. For more info, check out New