Dan Papirany Trio

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Dan Papirany Trio
Dan's trio in EUROPAfest 2016.jpg
The trio at Teatrul Odeon, EUROPAfest, Bucharest Romania, from left: Wright, McGregor, Papirany, Photo by Camelia Şirli
Background information
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Jazz
Years active 1995–present
Labels Ode Records
Website www.danpapirany.com
Dan Papirany, Photo by Camelia Şirli

The Dan Papirany Trio is a jazz trio originated in Auckland, New Zealand. The Trio repertoire consists of jazz standards, ballads, bebop and Dan Papirany's own compositions which includes references and ideas borrowed from contemporary tunes and standard harmonies.

While studying jazz piano at Massey University in Wellington Dan formed his first trio and played in local venues and mainly at "Bar Bodega". In 2002 Dan formed his Auckland trio, The trio recorded their first album titled Session one on March 2, 2004, this album comprises standard tunes and was nominated for New Zealand music awards[1] and was released by Ode Records.

The second album titled Session Two — Originals, recorded on April 27, 2004 comprises original tunes only. The third, fourth and fifth albums are live albums recorded with Frank Gibson, Jr. on drums and Pete McGregor on bass at their residency venue The "MLC Café & Bar".

Dan Recorded his 6th album titled "2011" in 2011, and his 7th album titled "2014" which includes the original tune "Bargara". Bargara won 2nd place in the Australia Jazz Convention Original tunes competition December 2011.[2] Dan's latest album is titled "2015" and includes one original tune titled "Eb Major Waltz".

The trio has been reformed in 2016 and it is now based in Auckland. The trio with the addition of Norwegian vocalist Vibeke Voller performed two shows at the EUROPAfest 2016, Bucharest, Romania with Pete McGregor on bass and Steve Wright on drums, Dan was invited to return in May 2017 for a solo performance and to be a Judge in the 2017 international jazz competition in Romania. [3]


  • Session One (2004)
  • Session Two — Originals (2004)
  • Dan Papirany Trio - Live at MLC vol 1 (2005)
  • Dan Papirany Trio - Live at MLC vol 2 (2009)
  • Dan Papirany Trio - Live at MLC vol 3 (2011)
  • Dan Papirany - 2011 (2011)
  • Dan Papirany - 2014 (2014)
  • Dan Papirany - 2015 (2015)


  1. ^ "Jazz Album Of The Year Finalists Announced, New Zealand Musician Magazine". Archived from the original on 2006-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Bundaberg Jazz Waves" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "City compass Romania article". 

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