Jazz organist Dan Fogel was born June 21, 1948, in Atlantic City, NJ. Fogel purchased his first organ by age 11. At age 13 he joined jazz drummer Harvey Mason to form the “house” band at the Wonder Gardens.
Fogel continues to use the Atlantic City area as a home base. Over the years Fogel has worked with Pat Martino, Odean Pope, Billy James, Eddie McFadden, Sunny Murray, Cecil Payne, Tony Ventura, Rufus Harley, Monette Sudler, Harvey Mason,[O'donal Levy],[Bootsie Barnes] and others. Downbeat Magazine Critics Polls 61st. Edition 2013', voted Fogel as a Rising Star on the Hammond B-3 by 20 critics. 15 WEST' a CD featuring guitarist O'Donel Levy was voted #1 at Temple University's "HOT 11 COUNTDOWN", W.R.T.I. Jazz Radio Station 90.1FM. "Fogel plays with force and eloquence employing surging dynamics further exhibiting the irresistibility of the organ without excessive elaboration but rather with an infectious love for the music", Bill Donaldson, JAZZTIMES./ "This is what swinging is all about" Nat Hentoff ( liner notes from "15 West")
Russell Cerminara's Channel 6 "Stepping Out" Celebrity Show
March of Dimes Telethon
Jazz Central Discovery Showcase – Black Entertainment TV
Angela Moore "The World of Mystical Angela" – The Music of Dan Fogel