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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.


12/1/23, 6:00 PM

Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City, CA 94063; (650) 365-2337,

“Freewheel Brewing Company was established in 2012 with a mission to fuse English tradition and American audacity into a collection of beers that are full-flavored yet balanced. If you’d like to try our beer from the source, visit our pub for a pint in Redwood City, CA.”


12/2/23, 6:00 PM

Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden, 3 Del Fino Pl., Carmel Valley, CA 93924;  831.298.7453,,

“Located in sunny Carmel Valley, CA. Whatever trail you might be on (or just came off of) we have what you need to refuel or relax.”



Holiday Hootenanny at Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company!

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers present their annual Holiday Hootenanny on Friday, December 8th, 2023! The features two stages, food trucks, craft beer, and some great acoustic music!

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers host the show and present special musical guests, including The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Pathetic Honey, and a solo set by BanjerDan!

Devil's Canyon Brewing Co., 935 Washington St., San Carlos, CA  94070; (650) 592-2739  •

“Family-Owned Eventhouse & Brewery in the Heart of the Bay Area Peninsula.”

12/10/23, 9:00 PM

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at Los Gatos Farmers’ Market

Los Gatos Certified Farmers’ Market, Town Park Plaza, Main Street & N. Los Gatos Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95033

“Held in Downtown Los Gatos at the Town Park Plaza on Main Street & N. Santa Cruz Avenue, the Los Gatos Certified Farmers’ Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables from Santa Clara County year-round.”

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers are Robert and Suzanne Cornelius on banjo and bass, with guitarist Alex Mayers along with a rotating cast of hot pickers on mandolin and fiddle. Throughout it all they feature fun and spontaneous performences of high energy bluegrass and beyond. Requests, audience participation, dancing, joy, laughter, and even tears. Y'all come!”


12/17/23, 3:00 PM

Fruition Brewing, 918 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076; 831-288-2284  •

"Fruition is a brewery, tasting room, & kitchen where people can come together to enjoy each other’s company over fresh beer and food. We are committed to brewing a rotating selection of beers with attention to balance, utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Our family friendly tasting room & dog friendly patio is located in the East Lake Village shopping center in Watsonville on Hwy 152, about 30 minutes in between Santa Cruz, Gilroy, and Monterey."


12/23/23, 9:00 AM

Morgan Hill Famers’ Market, E. 3rd Street & Market Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

BanjerDan (Dan Mazer) brings his banjo to the Morgan Hill Farmers' Market on Saturday, January 30th at 9:00 PM. for a fun-filled day of "Music for Children and Other Young People!”


12/24/23, 9:00 AM

Mountain View Farmers’ Market, Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041

"The City of Mountain View is proud to have one of the best certified farmers’ markets in the Bay Area! The widely attended and acclaimed market is operated by the California Farmers Market Association. It features over 70 growers and food vendors with peak season produce, including organic produce, as well as many other offerings.”


12/29/23, 4:00 PM

Winters Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044; (650) 355-6162  •

"Winters Tavern is a family-run business that is dedicated to making sure our greater Pacifica community can enjoy a delicious craft cocktail, extensive beer selection, and live music in a friendly and welcoming environment. Just a short distance away from the beach, our Winters is proud to be a cross between a neighborhood tavern and an old west saloon."


--BanjerDan (Dan Mazer)

"Wow! Banjos ROCK!"

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