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Dan Rowswell
Professional music experience includes writing for R&B, rock, funk bands, jazz ensembles, orchestras, radio and dance companies in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, pop, funk, orchestral, and electronica.

Employed by Music PEI as Producer for Music PEI Week 2012.

Dan is a Business and Service Development specialist with experience planning and launching Internet services for Island Tel and Bell Aliant, with market and service planning, program development communications and implementation. Before Island Tel, Dan operated a small IT company in Toronto in the 1990's.

Currently operating Hazel Groove Entertainment, Dan provides management, booking and internet services for musicians and events.

As a musician Dan has performance experience in a variety of music genres with groups across Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario and more recently here in PEI with Chas Guay, the Island Jazz Messengers, the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble, the PEI Symphony and the PEI Sax Quartet.

Additional detail:

• President and Marketing Director, PEI Symphony Orchestra

• Board of Directors, PEI Jazz & Blues Festival

• Graduate of St. F.X. Jazz Music program

• Canada Council award in 1989 to study composition with Paul Read of Humber College and U of Toronto

• Charter member of the Montréal jazz sextet 'Urban Turbans' and original member of the 'Streetnix' a funk/jazz troupe that performs regularily for the Montreal Jazz Festival

• Freelance musician in Toronto, Montréal, Halifax and PEI as a sax player for many groups including `Altsys` and the `Vic Vogel Big Band' modern jazz big bands, the 'John Alphonse Dance Orchestra' a nostalgia/pop big band

• Founder, saxophonist, vocalist, and manager of 'Rozzz' a funk/rock dance outfit