Saxophonist and composer Dan Blake has led a wide-ranging career that spans many genres and musical communities. His work has been commissioned by new music luminaries like Mivos Quartet, the Tri-Centric Orchestra, and has received support from The Jerome Foundation, New Music USA and ASCAP. He also produces the annual Concert To Feed The Hungry, an event celebrating the struggle to end hunger and malnutrition in poor communities around the world. He has toured and performed with Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding, Julian Lage, NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton, Velvet Underground founding member John Cale and many others. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York and is on faculty at Lang College at The New School, where he currently teaches the seminar “Music for Political Action.”