Dan Blankinship


Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Dan Blankinship started the trumpet at age 11 after a few years of piano lessons and church choirs. His musical studies have taken him to Interlochen, Tanglewood, Peabody Conservatory, New School, and Queens College. A member of the world-renowned jazz collective The Flail since its inception in 2001, Dan also frequently performs in and around NYC with such groups as the Fat Cat Big Band, Alexi David’s Mingus Brass Octet, Lapis Luna, Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, and Shrine Big Band.