Steelin’ Dan brings pop, rock and jazz to the Foundry |

Steelin’ Dan brings pop, rock and jazz to the Foundry

“From the straightforward pop/rock of Reelin’ in the Years to the quirky, jazz-infected Green Earrings, even the most discriminating Dan fans will be hard-pressed to find flaws in Steelin’ Dan’s amazingly accurate arrangements and marksmanlike musicianship.”

– Sacramento Magazine

A dance concert with Steelin’ Dan will be the first dance concert on the new stage at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Producer Paul Emery has been working with the foundry staff and a group of volunteers who have collaborated on plans to update the Great Hall and improve its potential as a performance venue.

To date a 24-foot-by-32-foot stage has been built with curtains and theater lighting. In the near future the foundry will install a new sound system with acoustic improvements and build a wooden dance floor.

“Steelin’ Dan, a 10-piece band from Sacramento dedicated to the music of Steely Dan, will be a great showcase for the new stage and improvements in the Great Hall. All of us who volunteered in this effort are excited about what the future holds for the foundry,” Emery said.

Steelin’ Dan bassist Ron Hall came up with the idea of forming a Steely Dan tribute band in July 2003. The goal was to form a group of musicians who would be capable of recreating the timeless music of Steely Dan live onstage.

The result is a group of players representing some of the finest musicians in Northern California paying tribute to the highly polished, ironic, unpredictable and beloved jazz-rock music of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

They’ve been awarded “Best of Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine and have consistently been among the finalists in regional SAMMY awards. The band is known for its note-perfect renditions of Steely Dan favorites, combined with a professional stage show.

In an era when more and more bands are relying on pre-recorded backing tracks during their shows, Steelin’ Dan’s shows are authentic and live with no pre-recorded tracks.

The band features Michael Beaman – vocals and guitar, Kurt Shiflet – guitar, Charley Langer – saxophone, Ron Hall – bass, Maurice Montgomery – trumpet and flugelhorn, Bob Williams – trombone, Ray Merrill – drums and percussion, Julie Adams – vocals, Ann Sabra Roach – vocals and percussion, and Dave Buehler – keyboards.

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