In his fifteen years in New York, Dan has developed a reputation as being equal parts performer, composer, and educator. Called "a powerful player" by Jazz Times, Dan has traveled around the world performing with such artists as Christian McBride, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Fantasia, and can be heard as a regular member of the Christian McBride Big Band, the David Smith Quintet, and the Tammy Scheffer Sextet. As a leader, Dan has released three records to date, including two by the critically-acclaimed Dan Pratt Organ Quartet, whose music “is a part of jazz fans’ collective DNA,” according to All About Jazz. A much anticipated fourth release as a leader is on the way, this time with a piano-bass-drums-backed quartet, featuring Gregory Hutchinson on drums, Christian McBride on bass, Mike Eckroth on piano, and Dan on tenor and alto saxophones. As a composer, Dan has been expanding his compositional palette recently, writing for quintet, sextet, nonet, big band, and an adventurous new suite of music for saxophone with harp and string quartet. Dan is also passionate about music education; he has given numerous clinics and workshops throughout the country to students from middle school through college, and has served as an artist-in-residence at the Lafayette Summer Music Workshop, the Maine Jazz Camp, and the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College in New York. Dan is currently a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education and the Center for Arts Education and is on staff at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City.