Dave Lagadi Music

Dan Keller, Guitarist

 

 Dan Keller is one of Asheville's top jazz guitarists. 

He began studying composition, theory and guitar in 1995 with instructor Joe Marquand (www.joemarquand.com). Dan performed and studied bass and saxophone in Concert, Pep, and Marching Band at Leland and Grey High School in Townshend, VT. His education continued in Brevard, NC, where he studied and performed with renowned guitarist Marc Yaxley privately, and later at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA).
 
Dan credit's the most beneficial aspect of his education to be the countless “on the job” experiences  gained while working initially with Yaxley and later with Martin Houghtaling (Hendersonville and Spartanburg symphonies), Bill Berg (performed on the Bob Dylan albumBlood on the Tracks”), Jeremy Corn (former keyboardist for Ross Allen and the Lions, pioneers of Reggaebilly), Charlotte's Jazz legend Bill Hanna, Bradford Gee (Church Organist and Choir Director at St. James Episcopal in Hendersonville, NC), and many others. 
 
Past performances range from the Grove Park Inn (Asheville, NC), to the Flat Rock Music Festival (Flat Rock, NC), the White Horse w/ the Charles Unger Experience (Black Mountain, NC), Blues Boulevard Jazz (Spartanburg, SC), and Ellington’s Jazz (Fort Myer’s, FL). Dan performs weekly at Cedric's on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  Dan also teaches jazz guitar here in Asheville.   

 

Sean McCausland, Bass Guitar


Sean McCausland on left

Sean is one of Asheville's finest Jazz Bass Guitarists.  He performs on a 6  string fretless bass guitar that  produces the smooth note changes of an upright acoustic bass.  He has performed professionally with some of the foremost jazz talents in Asheville and other parts of the country.  He comes from a heritage of jazz musicians  beginning with his parents; whom his mother Marylin Seits still performs and teaches Jazz Piano in New York City.

As a duo Sean allows my music to come alive with a solid foundation that swings and invites you to get up and dance.  He also plays great bass solos utilizing every inch of his guitar strings. 

If you would like a fuller and more vibrant sound than which is possible as a soloist can provide, please consider the benefits of the Dave Lagadi Trio for your event.