Dan Pinto is a famous musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer born on December 08, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
His primary instrument is Keyboards although he was originally a Drummer. Beginning his career in 1974, Dan's ability to play the piano expanded into most types of electronic keyboards and synthesizers a few years later. He performs on and records with all of the instruments that he plays to this day. In addition, his years of experience in a privately owned recording studio have developed his m
usical production and engineering skills in parallel of his ability to write and play.
Dan Pinto's writing styles vary greatly, but he focuses on creating a unique cross-mix of Jazz-rock Fusion and orchestral film sound. His 2008 CD release "Anomalies", best represents this interesting combination. Dan pays close attention to the sounds of an orchestra and very much enjoys applying them to his compositions. And his years of experience as a drummer/percussionist many times gives him the ability to intensify his approach from a unique point of view as a keyboardist often with very dynamic results.
Over the years, Dan Pinto's compositions have been applied within many environments. He's written music for independent, industrial and commercial film and video as well as for national television. But he also regularly releases solo music projects. In an effort to expand his musical horizon, Dan Pinto produced and directed a full length independent film for the primary purpose of writing it's musical score and soundtrack.
Some of Dan Pinto's compositional credits include music for AT & T; BMW; RCA; CNN and Robin Leach's "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous." He currently has released no less than 5 solo CD's in styles of Jazz-rock Fusion, Film Sound and New Age. In 2006, Dan won a nomination for "Best Instrumental Of The Year" in the "Just Plain Folks Music Awards" for his piece, "The Haunting" from his "Ivory Towers" CD.
Working with the band "Juice," Dan Pinto has opened for "Joan Jett & The Blackhearts" highlighting both his keyboard and drumming skills. Dan has worked as a drummer in the studio with "Dave LaRue" resulting in a studio CD release and also with Doug Wain as a keyboard player resulting in a Live CD release at the "Ritz" in New York. Dan Pinto has also worked with Horace Ott, composer of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," in a collaborative effort for teaching college students how to approach composing music for film. He continues his composing efforts within film soundtrack styles by working with independent film makers in-between releasing new studio recordings of his own.