But That Ain't This
Before relocating to Vermont in 2002, Dan Skea spent several decades as house pianist in Las Vegas Casino showrooms, including the Sands, Hilton, Sahara and Hacienda. During this time he accompanied numerous headline artists, but his favorites were always those with jazz leanings, such as Joe Williams, Mel Torme, Marlena Shaw and Diahann Carroll. In 1976 he formed the jazz-fusion group Full Circle, which released an album of the same name featuring drummer Alex Acuña and percussionist Don Alias. His current quartet includes reedman Chris Peterman, bassist John Rivers, and drummer Geza Carr - all first call musicians on the local scene. Dan's original compositions are characterized by intriguing and compelling harmonic progressions in formal structures that other musicians find challenging and pleasurable to play.