Daniel Fabricant may be the most versatile bassist in San Francisco—and the most in-demand. Playing upright or electric, he can adapt to a wide range of musical settings, from intimate chamber groups to sprawling dance bands and Latin ensembles. He has performed internationally with Betty Buckley, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Ann Hampton Callaway, Petula Clark, Billy Porter, Michael Feinstein and Mary Wilson of the Supremes among many others. In his decade on the San Francisco scene he has played as a sideman with dozens of San Francisco groups including The Cosmo Alleycats, Rupa and the April Fishes, and Redwood Tango Ensemble and can be heard nearly every night of the week at venues like Yoshi’s, the Freight and Salvage and the Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko. He is a founding member of the award-winning Nice Guy Trio, which was recently named best jazz band in San Francisco.
A skillful arranger for jazz, theater and pop ensembles, Daniel is also an accomplished music instructor, teaching guitar and bass to students of all ages in private and group settings. With teaching experience ranging from preschool to graduate school, he is currently teaching the very littlest ones at UCSF preschool.