Percussionist Dan Piccolo regularly performs and teaches in a wide range of musical settings. He is currently active as a member of the X4 Percussion Quartet, Ensemble Duniya, the Mark Stone Trio, Big Fun, and others. Previously, Dan recorded and toured internationally as the drummer with groups including Nomo and The Ragbirds.
In addition to holding degrees in the Western concert percussion and jazz traditions, Dan has also studied with master musicians in Ghana and India. He has appeared as a clinician at universities throughout the United States, and has earned invitations to present both performances and educational workshops at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Dr. Piccolo is currently Assistant Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Activities in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.