UCF Music Department
Per A Danielsson

Per A Danielsson

  • Associate Professor Jazz Piano and Composition

perdanielsson@ucf.edu
407-823-0064
Campus Location: PACM107
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Associate Professor Per Danielsson

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, writer and educator, Per Danielsson is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. Growing up with a jazz guitar-playing father, Per was exposed to the sounds of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans at an early age. 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. Per is an active performer, appearing often as a guest artist, soloist, clinician, and sideman. His career has included performances with many leading jazz artists and entertainers such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew, Maureen McGovern to mention a few. As the pianist for Chuck Owen’s innovative and Grammy Nominated big band, The Jazz Surge, Per has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Gerald Wilson, Neena Freelon, Karrin Allyson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Danny Gottlieb.   He has also performed with Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus, Jan Allan and Georg Reidel.

 His most current CD release is his trio recording “Time Will Tell,” featuring Richard Drexler and Marty Morell. He can be heard on Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge’s latest CD “Whispers on the Wind” which received four Grammy nominations. Per has been a member of this group since 2001 and appear on the following recordings: “A Comet’s Tail: Performing the compositions of Michael Brecker,” - “River Runs,” and Whispers on the Wind. Per is pianist and producer for “Dear Old Stockholm” and “Artwork”, both Swedish-American collaborations featuring saxophonist Jack Wilkins and revered Swedish trumpeter Jan Allan. And as pianist in the UCF Jazz Professors, Per has performed on the top charting CDs “The Jazz Professors Live” “Do That Again” and “En Plein Air”.

 Per completed his Master's degree in jazz studies, composition and arranging, studying with one of the finest jazz writer/arrangers of today, Chuck Owen at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He now holds the position of Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. 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 and others.

 In addition, Per is active in jazz education outreach. He is currently artistic director of the American Jazz Pianist Competition. In 2016’s competition, Per held the position of competition judge, along with Kenny Barron. He has served on the Presidential advisory board of the Jazz Education Network.   

Per is proud to be a Yamaha/Bosendorfer Artist.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90415 MUC5112 Composition Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89554 MUL2016 Evolution of Jazz Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Not Online
No Description Available
89766 MUN3713 Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
90091 MUN5715L Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
92422 MUS4320 Music Business and Industry Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 08:30 AM - 09:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
89660 MVJ1010 Jazz Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89661 MVJ2220 Jazz Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89770 MVJ3230 Jazz Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89771 MVJ4240 Jazz Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89769 MVJ5350C Jazz Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89772 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89321 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89446 MVK1411 Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10620 MUN3713 Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

 The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire. 

11283 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
10645 MUN5715L Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire. 

10606 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Available

Description:

            Jazz Workshop is course work that includes jazz improvisation, jazz repertoire, jazz arranging and jazz composition. The vessel for dissemination of the course work is through a jazz chamber group where all the assigned material is to be performed in a live setting. The students have to combine knowledge from individual lessons and other jazz curriculum classes in order to progress in this course.

Preparation for Junior and Senior recitals is also part of the course.

10516 MVJ1010 Jazz Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of the jazz piano, for performance majors.

10518 MVJ2220 Jazz Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10612 MVJ3230 Jazz Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10613 MVJ4240 Jazz Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of jazz piano, for performance majors. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 3 times. 

10634 MVJ5350C Jazz Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10635 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of jazz piano, for Master of Arts majors. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 3 times. 

10369 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10529 MVK5451 Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91325 MUH4814 Jazz Styles and Analysis Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Available

A comprehensive study of jazz music from a historical, theoretical and improvisational perspective. A variety of jazz styles and specific performers will be analyzed in-depth to understand the versatile history of jazz and its influence on 20th century western music. Included in the course is theoretical analysis of significant musical qualities of improvisation, composition and arranging.  

92203 MUH5816 Jazz Styles and Analysis Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Available
No Description Available
80431 MUL2016 Evolution of Jazz Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Available

A comprehensive study of the history of jazz. Including its origins, evolution of styles and influential artists. The course will also cover sociological and cultural aspects associated with jazz. Some individual  performers and composers will be covered in-depth, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, etc.

80650 MUN3713 Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire.

80983 MUN5715L Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80539 MVJ1010 Jazz Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Intensive advanced performance study for performance majors to develop the piano skills required to perform in the jazz idiom. Develop a solid technique in order to execute complex styles of playing. Improvement of basic piano skills such as sight-reading and basic piano technique.



80540 MVJ2220 Jazz Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80654 MVJ3230 Jazz Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80655 MVJ4240 Jazz Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Strengthen piano skills that are required to perform in the jazz idiom.
Develop a solid technique in order to execute complex styles of playing. Improvement of piano skills such as sight-reading, sight-harmonization, rhythmic interpretation and improvisation.
Develop the understanding of complex jazz harmonization and be able to apply concepts by using jazz voicings.
Be prepared to perform in master class without prior notice.
Study of different jazz piano concepts such as: Solo piano, piano within the trio, improvisation techniques and advanced harmonization.

Recital preparation.

80653 MVJ5350C Jazz Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

To refine jazz piano skills in order to perform on a high level. Develop a solid technique in order to execute complex styles of playing. Continuing to study different jazz piano concepts such as: Solo piano, comping and improvisation.

                                                              

80656 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80188 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80314 MVK1411 Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Jan 17, 2019

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