Music Detour: The DFW Local Music Archive


Composer and pianist Dan Cavanagh has garnered numerous awards for his compositions, including Winner of the International Music Prizes for Excellence in Composition 2009 (sponsored by the National Academy of Music), a First Music Commission from the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band Classic program, Honorable Mention in the 2007 Gil Evans/IAJE Commissioning Program, and Finalist in the 2002, 2005, and 2008 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers competitions. He has also been awarded ASCAPLUS awards for numerous performances of his works each year since 2004. His compositions have been performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Reno International Jazz Festival, the 2006 International Jazz Composer’s Symposium, and many other venues nationally and internationally. He has received commissions from a wide range of groups across North America, including trumpeter John Adler, bassist John Brown, the Kandinsky Trio, drummer Adonis Rose, the Fort Worth Jazz Orchest