Dan is a native of Orlando, FL. He has been playing the saxophone for over 25 years, but his musical exposure began as a baby. Dan’s parents Sue and Ken Boissy were founding members of The Central Florida Jazz Society. This fortunate upbringing enabled Dan to have access to live music on a regular basis starting from a very early age. By the age of 12 he had decided that music would be his life.
Dan received numerous awards throughout his middle and high school years. He was a member of the Florida Allstate Concert Band 3 times and the Jazz Band twice. Dan received a full scholarship to study Jazz Performance at Florida State University. After a year at FSU he decided to transfer to The University of Central Florida and received a scholarship to study there as well. Dan began playing gigs in and around Orlando at the age of 19. In 1998 at the age of 21 Dan became a member of The Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra and recorded with the jazz legend that same year. In 1999 He became a member of Swingerhead, a nationally touring act based in Orlando. In January of 2000 Dan moved to Los Angeles to be a member of Michael Andrew’s Coconut Club Orchestra.
Since moving to Los Angeles Dan has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Meghan Trainor, Pit Bull, Macy Gray, Colin Hay and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Arsenio Hall Show, at The Hollywood Bowl, and at some of the largest music festivals in the country such as Summerfest, Bonnaroo and The Java Jazz Fest in Jakarta. He has performed at venues all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, The Middle East, and Indonesia. He is a founding member of Wonk. He is currently a member of Pop Nouveau, Stepping Feet, Down To The Bone, The Ron King Big Band, The House of Vibe Allstars, The Martini Kings, Wonk, The Sam Johnson Quartet, The Joseph Pernicano Quintet and performs and records on a regular basis as a freelance composer and saxophonist.