In addition to a growing collection of small-group jazz compositions, Dan regularly composes and arranges for other creative groups around the country. His arrangements have been performed by La Caccina, Paul Dietrich, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players, and the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, and have featured soloists including Steve Wilson and Dan Tepfer. Dan has also served as an arranger for the Fly Honey Show annually since 2013, featuring his arrangements of popular songs for a nine-piece band to accompany choreography.

Scores in PDF available below. Parts for sale upon request.

Dan is available to write commissions for ensembles and solo instruments in a wide variety of styles and abilities.


Hard Times, arranged for La Caccina, (2016)

Try a Little Tenderness, arranged for Fly Honey Show, (2015)

I Want You (She's So Heavy), by John Lennon, arranged for Fly Honey Show, (2015)

Tell Me Something Good, arranged for Fly Honey Show, (2014)

Nines, by Dan Tepfer, arranged for his trio and the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, (2012)

Bass Suite #1, by Avishai Cohen, arranged for Steve Wilson and the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, (2012)

Swingin' the Jazz, by Jesse Lewis, arranged for the Oregon Jazz Festival, (2012)

Butterfly, by Herbie Hancock, arranged for Dan Balmer and the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, (2011)

Crooked, written for the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, (2011)