Steve Dancz


Steve Dancz began his professional career at the age of fifteen and by his twenty-first birthday was performing extensively in Europe, the Soviet Union, Japan, The People's Republic of China, Africa, and South America. He has studied piano with Harold Danko, Tom Ferguson, and Monty Alexander. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant, he has performed and/or recorded with The Chieftains, Eddie Harris, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Bill Cosby, Dizzy Gillespie, John Clayton, Clint Holmes, Don Menza, Allen Vizutti, Willie Thomas, Rich Matteson, Gus Mancusco, Martin Taylor, John Pattitucci, Paulino de Costa, Rufus Reid, John Clayton, and Clark Terry. He has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), the Vienne Jazz Festival (France), The Brussels Conservatory of Music (Belgium), Tocar la Vida (Argentina), and the first World Festival of Sacred Music (India) at the request of His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama. Dancz worked as a record producer and A & R director during the years he was based in Los Angeles and composed and conducted orchestral scores for television ("Designing Women") and motion pictures ("Grim Prairie Tales" starring James Earl Jones). He studied film scoring with master composer Earl Hagen (“Andy of Mayberry,” “I Spy,” “Mod Squad”). Steve has composed and produced numerous original scores for National Geographic Films, many of which have aired internationally as part of the National Geographic "Explorer" television series. Dancz’s most recent work with The Geographic was the PBS Special “Inside Mecca.” Four recent scores, “The Raising of the Hunley,” "The Filmmakers," "Africa's Dinosaur Giants" and "Great White: Deep Trouble" are available on Home Video/DVD from the National Geographic Society. He has just completed scoring the latest season of "THE GIRLS OUTDOORS," a new TV series broadcast on the GAC Network, and his most recent film project, "SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS," is currently in release with an accompanying soundtrack album available on iTunes. Mr. Dancz is currently on the faculty at Kennesaw State University. 

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