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Hello, Friends! Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the Internet. My name is Dan Mazer, aka “BanjerDan.” I’m an acoustic musician raised in Washington, DC now living near Santa Cruz, CA. I’m mostly a banjo player, along with a couple of other stringed instruments, and I like to sing songs and tell stories. My deepest musical love is Bluegrass, of course, but I also love other styles ranging from country and folk to jazz and classical music. I have a wide range of extra-musical interests as well, including science, especially evolution and paleontology; as well as art, film, environmentalism, and history.

Live Shows


((All shows are BanjerDan solo unless otherwise noted.)


6/18/24, 6:00 PM

Playing banjo with “The Goat Hill Gang” at Sam’s BBQ, San Jose, CA!

Sam’s Bar-B-Que, 1110 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128; (408) 297-9151 • “The Carlino Family has been providing Food service to the Santa Clara Valley for over 75 years. Sam's Bar-B-Que is proud to continue the tradition.”


6/22/24, 2:00 PM

Playing mandolin with The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, and playing banjo with The Goat Hill Gang at The Sounds of Summer BLUEGRASS & AMERICANA Music Festival, Los Gatos, CA!

“The Sounds of Summer BLUEGRASS & AMERICANA Music Festival is a free-to-the-public event in the heart of downtown, featuring multiple bands, music lovers, families, friends, and great food and drinks.


Noon California Blue Runners / 

2:00 PM The Goat Hill Girls / 

4:00 PM Wildcat Mountain Ramblers /

6:00 PM Andre Thierry Accordion Soul Music /


All-Day Reserved Seating is available for Purchase; it does not include seats at the LG Coffee Roasting Co Stage.

Food & beverages, including beer & wine—separate Purchases, will be available.

You may also bring your own lawn chairs and your own picnic meal if you like.

For more information about the Artists and Event, please go to

This event was made possible by grants and contributions from Los Gatos Music & Arts, El Camino Health, the Town of Los Gatos, Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, and Patricia Humecke.”


6/23/24, 11:00 AM

“Bluegrass Brunch” at The Pink House, Genoa, NV!

The Pink House, 193 Genoa Ln., Genoa, NV 89411; 775-392-4279  •

“The Pink House, known to locals long before we were here, is located in Genoa, Nevada, the state’s first documented settlement. Set at the Eastern base of the Sierra Nevada mountains and twenty minutes from Lake Tahoe, The Pink House (formerly known as the Reese-Johnson-Virgin House), was built in 1855 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The town of Genoa and The Pink House stand as important landmarks in the state of Nevada, and provide an idyllic and welcoming setting for our business.”


6/23/24, 8:00 PM

Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501; 775-786-4774 •

"Family owned & operated 24/7 tavern in the heart of Midtown Reno. Live Music, DJs, Pool, Gaming."

--BanjerDan (Dan Mazer)

"Wow! Banjos ROCK!"

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