Dan Fogel (musician)

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Not to be confused with Dan Fogelberg.
Dan Fogel
Born (1948-06-21) June 21, 1948 (age 68)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Organist
Instruments Jazz organ, Piano
Labels Laughing Waters
Website www.danfogel.org
Notable instruments
Hammond B3

Dan Fogel is an American jazz organist playing the Hammond B-3 organ.


Jazz organist Dan Fogel was born June 21, 1948, in Atlantic City, NJ.[1] Fogel purchased his first organ by age 11. At age 13 he began playing in nightclubs in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[2]

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 2012 'voted Fogel as a Rising Star on the Hammond B-3 by 174 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")

Television appearances

1987 Russell Cerminara's Channel 6 "Stepping Out" Celebrity Show
1987–88 March of Dimes Telethon
2000 Jazz Central Discovery Showcase – Black Entertainment TV
2001 Angela Moore "The World of Mystical Angela" – The Music of Dan Fogel


Movement de la Mer 1983 Laughing Waters Hammond B-3 organ
Naked Flowers 1986 Laughing Waters DF-1 piano and organ
Something Like That 1990 Laughing Waters LW-CD246 Hammond B-3 organ
ORACLE 2001 Laughing Waters DF-2 piano
SOUL EYES 2004 Laughing Waters DF-8272 Hammond B-3 organ
15 West 2006 Laughing Waters DF-1949 Hammond B-3 organ


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