Dan Rouse performs with CK61. Meet Dan Rouse, a versatile keyboardist, musical director, and producer hailing from Philadelphia. With a wealth of experience performing with top-notch artists like Jennifer Hudson, Patti Labelle, and Village People, Dan is a gifted musician with a penchant for diverse music genres. At NAMM 2023, Dan wowed audiences with his daily performances at the Yamaha exhibit, culminating in a show-stopping finale. In a heartwarming gesture, he invited audience members to join him in a collective jam session that left a lasting impression on everyone present. For Dan, It’s all about sharing the joy of music with everyone.
Check out Dan’s engaging Global Stage performances below.
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.