Dan Nimmer, born in Milwaukee, studied classical piano as a boy and eventually became interested in jazz. At the same time, he began playing gigs around Milwaukee. Upon graduating from high school, Nimmer left Milwaukee to study music at Northern Illinois University and became one of Chicago’s busiest piano players. He decided to leave school and moved to New York City.
In 2005, Nimmer was hired by Wynton Marsalis to become a member of his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet and he has been a member of both ever since. In addition to Wynton Marsalis, Nimmer has performed and or recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Chick Corea, George Benson, Houston Person, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Jon Faddis, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Fareed Haque, and many more. Nimmer has appeared numerous times on television. His appearances have included the The Tonight Show, The Late Show, The View, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Kennedy Center Honors, Live From Abbey Road, and Live From Lincoln Center PBS. You can also see him in Apple’s video iPod commercial “Sparks.” He has released five of his own albums on the Venus label (Japan). Nimmer has played at the White House, Royal Albert Hall (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Disney Hall (Los Angeles), the Hollywood Bowl, and at many other renowned venues and festivals around the world.
Dan Nimmer is a Yamaha Artist.