FA19 Masterclass Series: Aug. 30 with Dan Aid


Dan Aid is an internationally acclaimed musician and actor currently based out of Denver, CO. Outside of his work with his band, Authority Zero, he is a singer/songwriter, producer, writer, and activist. When not on tour he volunteers and works with a variety of organizations including: Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Vocal Coalition, No Enemies, A+ Angeles, Love Hope Strength, Music For Cancer, and Youth On Record.

Dan grew up doing theater in Colorado, then moved to New York City in 2007 after being accepted to NYU, Tisch School of The Arts, where he studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory. He currently plays “Hank” on The Showtime series SMILF, and travels regularly between Denver and Los Angeles where he is represented by Gartner / Green Entertainment.

As well as playing in bands in Denver for the past 15 years, Dan has also worked as an assistant engineer at Colorado Sound Studios, and received his Bachelors of Music Industry Studies from CU Denver in 2012. He previously worked as a Program Manager for The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), where he helped create and manage the IMTour grant, helped create and present The Denver Music Summit in 2013 and 2015, and represented WESTAF at The Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington D.C. in 2013 and 2014.

Dan released his first full-length solo album, Phantom Pains, last year, and is currently working on writing for his new band, Big Hearts Club. Authority Zero will be back on tour this fall playing dates with Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Pennywise, Sum 41 and The Bronx before heading back to Japan/Korea in April, and then Europe in the spring of 2020.