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Daniel KeberleDaniel Keberle

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4582
Fax: 509.777.3739
Office Location: Music Building 111


D.M.A. Arizona State University M.Mus., B.Mus. Indiana University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Jazz band; jazz improvisation; classical and jazz trumpet; jazz arranging

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Keberle has 17 jazz arrangements for jazz ensemble or jazz choir published by the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press. He also has composed an original jazz liturgy and special arrangements of hymns in a jazz style, which have been performed at churches around the United States.

Annually judges jazz festivals such as the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the  Mead Jazz Festival Northwest, the Columbia Basin College Jazz Festival, and the Bellevue Jazz Festival.

Selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate (2003); candidates receive grant funding to be matched with overseas academic institutions. Received Fulbright scholarship to direct jazz ensemble and jazz combos and teach jazz improvisation, history and arranging at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (1995).

Clinician for Selmer-Bach musical instrument company; conductor of the Spokane Symphony Big Band Pops Concerts. Leader and jazz trumpet player for Viva Jazz! quintet.

Performed and recorded with musicians including Louie Bellson, Billy Eckstein, Slide Hampton, Gene Harris and Bob Mintzer. Conducts and performs with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.

Director of the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble, which has won first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in 2010, '08, '04, '01, 1999, '98, '97, '95, '94, and '90. The ensemble was one of three American jazz bands invited to perform at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (1997); the ensemble has also participated in multiple performance tours of Rome, Italy; Havana, Cuba; and Munich, Germany and at Washington Music Educators All State conferences.