Dan has traveled around the world presenting musical and educational seminars, recording numerous funk and Latin jazz releases under different band names.
Moretti mocks theatre without undermining its value, as well as middle-class intellectuals eager to prove their superiority by staging challenging productions.
Early Life and Education
Dan Moretti hails from Providence, Rhode Island where he began playing saxophone at age 12. Eventually graduating with his Bachelor of Music from Union Institute and University, Dan has taught jazz as well as music education in public and private school systems throughout Rhode Island.
Celebrate Sounds recording studio in Pawtucket was where he honing his engineering, producing, composing and performing skills were fine-tuned; and his performances and seminars have taken place throughout North America, Europe and Africa.
Moretti currently teaches Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he has won multiple awards including Berklee’s Curriculum Development Award for Groove Writing course and book. Moretti has also been featured as an artist in film projects.
Dan has successfully represented clients in high-stakes construction, environmental and employment litigations. His hallmark skill lies in finding creative solutions with both parties that reduce litigation costs.
Moretti serves as an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and specializes in Contemporary Writing and Production. As a leader, he has released 17 world albums and appeared on a variety of American jazz charts.
He recently published an article in the New York Times regarding the growing gap between places with good jobs and those without. His research is helping move discussion in favor of place-based policies, which target entire communities for assistance rather than individual families.
Achievement and Honors
Moretti has not only established himself as an author but also as a world-class musician. He has recorded 20 albums as a leader and charted on US jazz charts; additionally he has collaborated with legendary figures in music such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Nile Rodgers & Chic.
Franco Moretti’s groundbreaking work has introduced an innovative empirical approach to literary history and theory. His ideas, from the evolutionary model of Modern European Literature and geocultural insights of Planet Hollywood to quantitative findings of Distant Reading have revolutionized literary studies.
He is a pioneer of digital humanities. His groundbreaking work has broadened our understanding of computerized analysis of literary texts.
Daniel Moretti is a composer, producer and educator renowned for his performances throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Additionally he serves as full time professor in Berklee College of Music’s Contemporary Writing and Production department where his Arranging Contemporary Styles course won him an Award of Curriculum Development in 2006.
As well as his musical pursuits, he has also dedicated time and talent to film as an agent of social change as director of distribution and education programs for LGBTQ films at Frameline. Additionally, he managed a national screening and community engagement program at Independent Lens on PBS before supporting film-based impact campaigns at Active Voice.
He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians and past president of its Long Beach Chapter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his daughter, traveling and engaging in various forms of artistic practice.
Moretti has amassed an estimated net worth between $1 and $7 Million dollars through his professional career as a drummer.
He currently teaches Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music and has produced 17 world releases as a leader, playing alongside some of music’s biggest stars.
Moretti is not only active musically; she is an advocate in her community as well. She founded Downtown Dog, an animal shelter; she volunteers at local hospitals as well as in her own hometown.
Moretti prefers to keep her personal life private. At present, she remains single. She has never been married and does not have children. Additionally, Moretti is vegan and a Democrat.