Dan Mayo

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Dan Mayo
Dan Mayo
Background information
Born (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 (age 28)
OriginTel Aviv, Israel
GenresJazz, avant-garde, post-rock, jazz fusion, funk
Occupation(s)Drummer, composer
Associated actsTATRAN, Ester Rada, CRuNCH 22, funk'n'stein, Mike Shinoda

Dan Mayo (born 1990) is an Israeli drummer, composer and educator, best known as the drummer of TATRAN,[1][2][3] a power-trio with Tamuz Dekel on guitar and Offir Benjaminov on the bass. TATRAN's albums got to the top charts of bandcamp on jazz, instrumental and post-rock categories. Recently, TATRAN signed with the American booking agency, AMI, and are planning a tour in the US and Canada in the spring and summer of 2016.


Dan began playing on drums at the age of 3, participating music major at school from the age of 6, while developing skills on piano, saxophone and marimba. Dan dropped out of high-school (Alon, music major) in order to focus on his drumming and music, and went to study at the music academy, which he also dropped, understanding frameworks doesn't works for him. Dan developed his soul as a free artist, creating spiritual, avant-garde pieces connected deeply to his inner mind. Avant-garde is Dan's playground and home, though his childhood is full with funk, rock, punk, jazz and much more. These all designed his style and unique way of drumming.

Nowadays, Mayo tours with TATRAN and Ester Rada[4][5] all over the world on stages like Montreal Jazz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, State-X New Forms, Oppikoppi Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival and more. Recently, Dan gained more than 1.3 Millions total views to one of his solos on Facebook, and more than 2 Millions views for his total video library.


  • TATRAN – No Sides (2017)
  • TATRAN – Soul Ghosts (2015)
  • TATRAN – Shvat (2014)
  • Ester Rada – I wish (2015)
  • Ester Rada – Ester Rada (2014)
  • Ester RADA – Different Eyes (2017)
  • CRuNCH 22 – Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2016)
  • CRuNCH 22 – CRuNCH 22 (2013)


  1. ^ "TATRAN". TATRAN. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  2. ^ "We chat to Israeli group Tatran about their return to SA for Oppikoppi 21". Channel. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  3. ^ "Taking the Temperature of Tel Aviv's Insanely Eclectic Music Scene | NOISEY". NOISEY. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  4. ^ Shalev, Ben (26 March 2015). "Israeli Soul Singer's Nina Simone Cover Falls Flat". Haaretz. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  5. ^ "Dan Mayo with Ester Rada at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2016-02-06.