UCF Music Department
Per A Danielsson

Per A Danielsson

  • Assistant Professor Jazz Piano and Composition

perdanielsson@ucf.edu
407-823-0064
Campus Location: PACM107

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, writer and educator, Per Danielsson is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. After formal piano studies in Sweden, which included lessons with Robert Malmberg and world-renowned jazz pianist Bengt Hallberg, his love of jazz brought him across the ocean to attend the internationally acclaimed North Texas State University. An active performing career followed, appearing often as a guest artist, soloist, clinician, and sideman. After fifteen years as a professional musician, Per received his BM from Rollins College and completed his Master's degree in jazz studies at The University of South Florida. While there he studied composition and arranging with one of the finest jazz writer/arrangers of today, Chuck Owen.

It was Per's close friendship with legendary educator Rich Matteson led him down the path of jazz education. As an educator, Per has shared his musical experience and expertise with students in schools and universities all around the United States, Europe and Australia. Per is especially honored to be a jazz clinician for the Rich Matteson Foundation. In 2005 Per and guitarist Corey Christiansen performed a clinic/concert tour of Australia, sponsored by Mel Bay Publications and Allan's music store chain, to promote the Mel Bay's Essential Jazz Lines Series.

Throughout the years, his career has included performances with many leading jazz artists and entertainers such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Eric Alexander, Bill Pierce, Bobby Shew, Maureen McGovern to mention a few. As the pianist for Chuck Owen's innovative big band, The Jazz Surge, Per has recently performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Gerald Wilson, Neena Freelon, Gordon Goodwin, Karrin Allyson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Danny Gottlieb. He has also performed with Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus and Jan Allan.

Per currently resides in Orlando Florida where he has been teaching a variety of subjects at the University of South Florida and Rollins College. These courses have included Applied piano lessons, Jazz Keyboard Skills for non piano majors, History of Jazz, Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Arranging. He has also been instrumental in promoting and arranging jazz concerts for both faculty and students.

Per has recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He will be working closely with acclaimed saxophonist and educator, Professor Jeff Rupert at one of the fastest growing universities in the United States. His current projects include trio and quartet recordings with jazz great Danny Gottlieb. He can also be heard on the new SeaBreeze release "Here We Are" The Jazz Surge, and the newly released "Dear Old Stockholm", recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, with saxophonist Jack Wilkins, featuring revered Swedish trumpeter Jan Allen. Per also shares his knowledge in current publications by Mel Bay including Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Bill Evans, Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Miles Davis, First Lesson Piano, You can Teach Yourself Jazz Chords, Real Book DVD, Children's Piano Method Level One and others. Per is a long time member of the International association of Jazz Educators and is currently the treasurer for the Florida chapter of IAJE.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81600 MUC5112 Composition Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80590 MUC6251 Composition Ⅵ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80750 MUN3713 Jazz Ensemble Face2Face M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Available
No Description Available
80185 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
81524 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
81158 MUN5715L Jazz Ensemble Face2Face M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80769 MUN5716L Jazz Chamber Group Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
81810 MUS4320 Music Business and Industry Face2Face M,W,F 8:30AM - 9:20AM Available
No Description Available
80970 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Available
No Description Available
80599 MVJ1010 Jazz Piano Ⅰ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80600 MVJ2220 Jazz Piano Ⅱ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80754 MVJ3230 Jazz Piano Ⅲ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80755 MVJ4240 Jazz Piano Ⅳ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80753 MVJ5350C Jazz Piano Ⅴ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80756 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80222 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80350 MVK1411 Piano Ⅰ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

No courses found for Spring 2016.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
82714 MUC5112 Composition Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81809 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81260 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81388 MVK1411 Piano Ⅰ Face2Face W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2015.

Updated: Aug 25, 2016

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