For fans of Brad Mehldau, Bobo Stenson, George Winston and Jazz! A genre-defying performer, dedicated educator, and omnivorous listener, Dan DeChellis has lived his musical vision for over 40 years, leveraging strict classical training into deep-dive explorations of modern classical improvisation, free improvisation, jazz, rock, and ambient music. Strength and Anger is the second full release by The Dan DeChellis Trio and features Dan DeChellis – piano, Scot Hornick – bass, and Steve Decker – drums Beginning piano studies at age 7, Dan earned bachelors and masters degrees in piano performance from Appalachian State University and Duquesne University, then spent a year studying improvisation with Paul Bley and Ran Blake at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC). In Boston and later New York, he released more than a half-dozen solo and group recordings on his own Sachimay Records label; co-founded Brooklyn’s Improvised and Otherwise Festival; performed at venues including the Knitting Factory, Tonic, CBGB’s, and Sculler’s Jazz Club; and collaborated with musicians including drummers Tatsuya Nakatani and Gerry Hemingway, saxophonists Bhob Rainey and Jack Wright, bassists Gene Perla and Reuben Radding, guitarists Philip Tomasic and Chris Forsyth, and the trio Chainworks with electronics player Brian Moran and percussionist Matt Hannafin. In 2006, Dan accepted a position at Moravian College, where he currently teaches improvisation and piano and directs the Moravian Improvised Music Ensemble (M.I.M.E.), which was named Outstanding Classical Ensemble at the 2017 Lehigh Valley Music Awards Jam Quartet. He also works as a studio musician for a variety of artists.