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Dan Zanes Performance

The Dan Zanes Trio with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean
Summer Members-Only Evenings

Date & Price

Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 7:30 pm


Free with Membership. Reservations are not required. 

Grammy Award-winning Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music, where sea shanties, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, world music, and more collide. The Dan Zanes Trio with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean make their Longwood debut, performing critically-acclaimed kids’ music that delights ears of all ages.  

This performance is presented as a part of Members-only Evenings. 

Members may bring their own chair or blanket to Members-only evening performances. Member guests are welcomed but must be accompanied by a Member. Guests not included in a Membership require Admission Tickets. Tickets can be purchased on-site during Members-only evenings or you may use your Complimentary Guest Tickets. 

Listen to The Dan Zanes Trio

More about Dan Zanes

Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music, where sea shanties, English Music Hall, play party songs, the spirit of early rock ‘n’ roll, soul, North American, and West Indian folk music collide. For the past 15 years, he has toured the world with his band, Dan Zanes and Friends, sharing handmade 21st century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers.

From thrift shop basements to Carnegie Hall, from Brooklyn to Bahrain, Zanes has been introducing new songs and reconnecting people to the forgotten music of the past. Referred to as “the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate” by Time magazine, Zanes presents critically-acclaimed music that has been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family, and Sprout. Over the course of 14 albums and 2 DVDs, he has collaborated with everyone from Philip Glass, Lou Reed, and Angelique Kidjo to Natalie Merchant and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Born in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1961, Zanes was a member of The Del Fuegos. In 1994, he released his first solo album, Cool Down Time, and in 2000 Rocket Ship Beach, which became an immediate hit in the family music scene in America.  In the fall of 2017, Dan and his fiancée, Haitian-American jazz vocalist and music therapist Claudia Eliaza, premiered Night Train 57: A Sensory-Friendly Folk Opera at The Kennedy Center. Night Train 57 is the first piece of its kind to be commissioned by The Kennedy Center to be created, from the beginning, as a sensory-friendly experience. Zanes and Eliaza believe sensory-friendly is the future of family entertainment and have committed to presenting all of their various performances in this inclusive manner.

In 2017, Zanes also released Lead Belly, Baby!, an album that celebrates the children’s music of his childhood inspiration, Lead Belly. Zanes is also a guitar and ukulele teacher with Sonic Junction online instructional videos and recently signed a deal with Quarto Publishing Group to compile a family music songbook to be published in 2018.

Find out more on his website.