We have received the maximum number of RSVP's! However, if you'd still like to attend and you haven't RSVP'd, you're welcome to come by anyway. There are frequently no-shows, so you're likely to be able to find a place to sit comfortably and listen to the music. You probably won't get a seat that gives you a good view of the band, but the acoustics are great everywhere.

The Dan Balmer Group will play February 16th at LooseWig in an intimate house concert setting. Dan will be joined by Bill Athens on bass, Michael Raynor on drums and Clay Giberson on piano. The group will play selections from Dan's latest, highly acclaimed album "Not A, The."


From coffee house gigs at fifteen to chart-topping success with the Tom Grant Band in the 90s, world tours with two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur and contemporary jam-bands, Dan Balmer brings fire and heart every time he plays the guitar. His playing spans nearly one hundred CDs including twelve as a leader from which his original works have appeared internationally in television, film, and radio.

An in-demand educator, Dan maintains a busy schedule of private lessons, group clinics and master classes throughout the US and abroad. He adjudicates student jazz band competitions at events such as the Monterey Next Generation Festival and Reno Jazz Festival along with being a long-term teacher at the Centrum Jazz Workshop. He is the director of jazz combos at Lewis And Clark College while also on faculty at virtually every other college in the greater Portland, Oregon area.

Dan has performed or toured with Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Les McCann, Javon Jackson and Karrin Allyson, Benny Golson, Jeff Hamilton, Gerald Clayton, John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Ingrid Jensen, Duduka da Fonseca, Kendrick Scott, Taylor Eigsti, Buddy De Franco, Bruce Forman, and countless others.

Dan’s love of guitar and making music combined with discipline, technique and restless curiosity provide an ever-deepening experience for himself and his listeners. In every performance, he finds himself in the middle of the path, amidst a continuous and compelling process of discovery.


5332 SE Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97215

Please bring something to share and warm socks to wear.

This is a potluck jazz party event. Please bring something small to share with others (snacks, nuts, wine, etc.).

Please bring warm socks or house shoes. This is a shoes-off household.