DAN RISTROM BIOGRAPHY
Dan Ristrom, born in Minneapolis, MN, son to Jazz Guitar player, Reuben Ristrom and Diane Ristrom, a music teacher, church choir director and organist. Surrounded by musicians and performers, Dan was nurtured into a lifestyle of music and entertaining. He received his Bachelors in Music Education with a Vocal emphasis from the University of MN - Duluth and moved back to Minneapolis to teach classroom music but found himself performing music instead. Growing up singing and playing bass in the church, and singing at Jazz clubs and festivals nation-wide, Dan is now leading his own bands from Soul, R & B, Funk, Rock & Roll, to Jazz and Gospel, and still often working with his family, (including brothers Andrew on drums and Matt on Guitar). Nationally and globally, Dan has performed with many professional musicians, playing bass and singing all genres of music. Working with Gospel singer Robert Robinson, Jazz singer Debbie Duncan, to Prince's band Michael Bland and Tommy Barbarella. Dan is taking his talents world-wide, both with his original music and with other projects!