Dan Sumner keeps a very active schedule as a guitarist, playing and teaching Jazz and Classical music.
Dan Sumner keeps a very active schedule as a guitarist, playing and teaching Jazz and Classical music. His playing can be heard on more than a dozen recordings including the critically acclaimed releases from the New Orleans based group Permagrin. He took first prize in the professional division at the University of Texas at Brownsville International Guitar festival in 2009 with the McPike/Sumner Duo.
New Orleans was his home for 13 years during which he performed regularly in clubs. He has toured worldwide with several acts including Permagrin, The Louis Romanos Quartet, Glyn Styler, and Jesus Christ Superstar. His studies took him to Capital University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Indiana University, where he is in the final stages of finishing a Doctorate of Music Education. He is currently assistant professor of music education and guitar at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.