Dan Nimmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1982. He began playing the piano at age 10.
His family inherited a piano and he started playing by ear. Soon, Nimmer was given classical
lessons and at the age of 15 he began to study jazz at the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music.
His parents took him to local jazz clubs so that he could hear the music and also eventually get
opportunities to sit in and meet other musicians. It wasn't too long before he started working
with Milwaukee legend, saxophonist and Nimmer's mentor, Berkley Fudge. Upon graduation
from high school, Nimmer studied at Northern Illinois University to study music for two years.
He was working in Chicago clubs nightly and expanding his contacts and repertoire. Soon, he
joined guitarist Fareed Haque band, with whom he has been touring and recording every since.
Nimmer made the move to New York City in January of 2004. He was quickly discovered in
New York. He began working with Wynton Marsalis in March of 2005. Nimmer has appeared at
the Montreux jazz festival, Vienne Jazz Festival and North Sea jazz festival. He has had the
pleasure of sharing the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Larry Ridley,
Ed Thigpen, Frank Wess, Fareed Haque, Clark Terry, Kenny Washington, Paquito D'Rivera,
Joe Chambers, Wess Anderson, Kurt Elling, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Lyle Lovett, Wynonna
Judd, Tom Jones, James Moody, Kathleen Battle, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.