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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.

5/25/23, 7:00 PM

“Java Jam” at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company!

The Java Jam is an invitational jam session that takes place at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Both amateur and professional Bluegrass musicians submit their names and respective instruments, and an algorithm puts together a different “band” each week!

On this occasion I’ll be playing dobro along with Chip Curry/fiddle, Ryan Triolo/bass, David Oshman/mandolin, and Yvonne Walbroehl/guitar.

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company, 101 W. Main St., Los Gatos, CA 95030; (408) 354-3263  •

"Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company has been specializing in sourcing and roasting the finest coffees of the world since its inception in 1982. Additionally, the coffeehouse is known as the central gathering place for locals to enjoy coffee, conversation and camaraderie."



Pick and Gather Festival, Livingston, CA

--BanjerDan (Dan Mazer)

"Wow! Banjos ROCK!"

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