Educator and woodwind musician Dan Liptak is a recent graduate of the Hartt School, and currently teaches band at the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury VT. Equally versed in Jazz, classical and contemporary music, Dan has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States .

A love for new and challenging music has lead to dozens of premieres of new works for solo clarinet, concerto and chamber music by composers Judd Greenstein, Kenji Bunch, Erik Nielsen, Robert Carl, David Macbride, Sedar Mukahtov, Jessica Rudman, Erberk Eryilmaz and many others.

An active non-traditional musician, Dan leads the 13 piece contemporary jazz group, APEX Ensemble since 2013, performing instrumental music blending the lines between jazz, rock, funk, world music and chamber music. In addition to APEX, Dan also performs with new music ensemble TURNmusic and the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band. Dan is an active private lesson teacher maintaining a studio in Waterbury VT, in addition to teaching instrumental lessons, concert band and two jazz bands at Crossett Brook.

Dan lives in Moretown with his wife Kate Noyes Liptak, and their sons, Logan and Owen.


Selected past performances:

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington VT

Burlington First Night Festival, Burlington VT

Vermont Festival of the Arts, Waitsfield VT

Vermont Music Festival, Waitsfield VT

Waking Windows Festival, Winooski VT

WYSIWYG Festival, Burlington VT

Jeffersonville Arts Festival, Jeffersonville VT

Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro NC

Carnegie Hall, NYC

Bushnell Center for the Arts, Hartford CT

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe VT

Flynn Theater, Burlington VT

Flynn Space, Burlington VT

Arts Riot, Burlington VT

Elley Long Music Center, Winooski VT

Sugarbush Resort

Killington Resort

Mad River Glen

Leunigs, Burlington VT

Nectars, Burlington VT

Metronome, Burlington VT

Red Square, Burlington VT

Cork, Waterbury VT

Monkey House, Winooski VT

Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

Miles Jazz Club, NYC

Underground Lounge, NYC

Performances with:

2014-present – TURNmusic. Burlington and Waterbury VT

2013-present – APEX. 13 piece contemporary jazz collective, Burlington, Montpelier VT

2010-present – Liptak/Evans duo. Guitar and clarinet gypsy jazz duo

2013-present – Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band. Bollywood meets bourbon St.

2010-2012 – Casimirs Effect. Experimental improvisation based jazz trio.

2007-2011 – Anatolian Trio. Performances in Boston, New Haven, Hartford, Montpelier, two concert tours of Turkey (2009-2010)

2009-2010- North East New Music Collective. Burlington and Hartford

2006-2010 – Hartt School Contemporary Players

2009-2010 – Lions Gate Trio, Miami String Quartet (guest artist) Hartford CT

2006-2010 – Performance 20/20


2017 – Opera Company of Middlebury

2016 – Eleva Chamber Players

2011-Present – Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

2011-2012 – Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra

2011-2012 – Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra

2006-2010 – Hartt Symphony Orchestra

2009 – Haccettepe Chamber Orchestra 2009, Ankara Turkey

2009-2010 – HICO, Guest soloist and principal clarinet

2008 – Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra

New works by:

Judd Greenstein

Kenji Bunch

Erik Nielsen

Jessica Rudman

Robert Carl

David Macbride

Sedar Mukahtov

Erberk Eryilmaz


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