New record release!
My latest recording, All In All is available on all digital platforms, with physical copies available from Alliance Entertainment, Amazon Marketplace and Super D. The album features 12 new originals, and one gospel nugget. I'm super excited about this one because the band organically coalesced around my tunes, making more room for the magic to happen. Check out the samples on the MUSIC page. Continue Reading
2 New Videos in the Works!
I'm starting the '20s with two brand new videos. I'm using 2 vastly different tracks from 2 of my records, and each video will have a completely different vibe from the other. Look for the first one in about two months. Continue Reading
New Feature in the February, 2020 Issue of Downbeat
I'm honored that Downbeat has chosen to transcribe and analyze one of my solos from my Group Therapy record. I'll post a link on the Press page when the issue hits the web. Continue Reading
New Record Release!
That's right! I'm at it again. Good Music marks yet another sonic departure for me: a bass/drums/saxophone affair. Though I've recorded a few things and played many gigs with this instrumentation, I've never attempted a whole record's worth. I've composed some fun new material for the occasion, and arranged some super cool cover tunes. Full disclosure: I couldn't resist adding a few chords! Guitarist Dan Balmer joins me on 4 tracks, and accordionist Mike Danner graces 1. Both the physical and ... Continue Reading
Live at Jo Bar
The Dan Wilensky Quartet holding forth at Jo Bar on NW 23rd St., PDX. Ya Shoulda been there! Come on down next time and feel the love. Continue Reading
Keep an eye out for the March, 2018 issue of Downbeat magazine. I contributed an article on the art of hiring and leading a band, and I'm featured in a fun Bari reed and mouthpiece ad. Downbeat Magazine Continue Reading
I've finally release my latest contribution to the video onslaught. But this one kicks it up a notch: it's a call to arms against the wave of ignorance that has descended upon us. Among all the new regime’s reckless and dangerous moves, the further destruction of the environment will have the most permanent consequences. We can't stand by and let this happen. We owe it to our children to stand up against the earth killers. Continue Reading
If you're wondering about the dearth of new gigs and other career action, it's due to a big move out of PDX. I'm close by and will be back in action as soon as the chaos subsides. Stay tuned! Continue Reading
Downbeat honors “Made In Portland”
Venerable music publication Downbeat magazine put Made In Portland on their list of Best Albums of 2015. I'm honored to be in such stellar company, including some of my favorite musicians and singers. Continue Reading
Download of the Day
Allaboutjazz.com featured my song "Here" from the Back In The Mix album back on October 20, but you can still get it there. Just go to the Download of the Day section. The tunes are listed by date. Or better yet, buy a the CD! Continue Reading
cool new tracks on the music page
I've added some of my work with Faith No More, Hall & Oates and other fabulous stuff to the Miscellaneous Tracks section (scroll to the bottom of the MUSIC page). Continue Reading
Live at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance
Here’s a photo from our sold out show at a super-cool art gallery/jazz club in Cloverdale, CA. Great night, great venue! Randy Vincent (guitar), Doug Miller (bass), Alex Aspinall (drums) and me. Photo by Chelsea Judith.... Continue Reading
The DW Quartet and Trio’s recent California tour was a blast. Stellar musicians Randy Vincent, Doug Miller and Alex Aspinal tore it up. We played to enthusiastic audiences in the Bay Area and points North, including a sold out show in Cloverdale and some 300 folks at Jupiter in Berkeley. One of the highlights was a masterclass we did up at Sonoma State U. The “kids” were engaged, asked great questions, and played their backsides off. It was also open to the public, which made the ... Continue Reading