Bio //

Bassist Daniel Fortin is a native of Peterborough, ON. His eclectic tastes and stylistic flexibility have led to work with a wide variety of artists in the jazz, rock and pop worlds, including Bernice, John Southworth, Serena Ryder, David Occhipinti, Florian Hofner, Bryn Roberts, July Talk, Allison Au, Devon Sproule, Mike O’Neill, Matt Wilson, Duchess, The LeBoeuf Brothers, Felicity Williams, Melissa Stylianou, Veda Hille, Amanda Tosoff, Alex Goodman, Dave Restivo, Harley Card, and many others.

Dan is a co-leader of the Juno nominated trio MYRIAD3, along with pianist Chris Donnelly and drummer Ernesto Cervini. Together, they’ve released three albums on Alma Records – Tell (2012), The Where (2014), and Moons (2016) – and have undertaken several tours of Canada, The US and Europe.

In 2015, Dan released BRINKS, his critically acclaimed debut album as leader on Fresh Sound/New Talent Records. The record features his long time collaborators David French, Michael Davidson, and Fabio Ragnelli, and includes 10 of his songs.

Dan is also a member of Bernice, Graeme Stephen’s Projector Trio (Scotland), Jonathan Lindhorst Limerence Quartet (Berlin), and The Queer Songbook Orchestra.

In 2001, Dan scored 996,000 points in a single trick combo in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (Sony Playstation.)

His email address is dan.fortin [at] gmail [dot] com. His favourite cheese is ‘not sure.’

Dan would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (Chalmers Family Fund) and the Toronto Arts Council (Music Composers and Creators Program.)


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