Dan Tepfer

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Dan Tepfer
Dan Tepfer Madrid.jpg
Background information
Born (1982-01-08) 8 January 1982 (age 36)
Paris, France
GenresJazz, classical
Years active2005–present
Associated actsLee Konitz, Ben Wendel

Dan Tepfer (born 1982 in Paris, France) is a French-American jazz pianist and composer. He is best known for his 2011 album Goldberg Variations/Variations.


Dan Tepfer grew up in Paris, France in a musical and scientific family. He received a bachelors degree in astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh and a masters degree in jazz piano performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston.[1] He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he works as a pianist and composer.[2] He tours around the world, with frequent appearances in Europe in particular.[3] Since 2009, he has released a series of critically acclaimed [4] recordings on Sunnyside Records, working in trio, duo and solo formats. He is also known since 2007 as one of the most frequent collaborators of jazz icon Lee Konitz.

Awards and honors[edit]


  • 2005: Before the Storm, with Richie Barshay and Jorge Roeder (DIZ)
  • 2007: Oxygen, with Richie Barshay and Jorge Roeder (DIZ)
  • 2009: Twelve Free Improvisations in Twelve Keys (DIZ)
  • 2009: Duos with Lee, duo with Lee Konitz (Sunnyside)
  • 2010: Five Pedals Deep, with Thomas Morgan and Ted Poor (Sunnyside)
  • 2011: Goldberg Variations/Variations (Sunnyside)
  • 2013: Small Constructions, with Ben Wendel (Sunnyside)
  • 2017: Eleven Cages, with Thomas Morgan and Nate Wood (Sunnyside)
  • 2018: Decade, duo with Lee Konitz (Verve Records)

With Billy Hart

Film Score

  • Movement+Location

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