"If there is something Dan can't do, I'm unaware of it.  One day, he performs demanding classical repertoire on a Baroque organ; the next, he's tearing it up on a Fender Rhodes in a night club.  He can sight read, improvise, and compose - all at an exceptionally high level.  To be frank, Dan Campolieta frightens me!"

-Earl MacDonald, jazz pianist/composer, Jazz Dept. Head, University of Connecticut


"I was impressed by the musicianship of all the players, and so impressed by the pianist...Dan Campolieta"

-Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer, on the premier of Rufus Reid's award-winning composition, "Quiet Pride"

"[Ed] Fast's talent scouting recalls that of another drummer, Art Blakey, whose Jazz Messengers band served as a musical university for several generations of outstanding improvisers...[Conga Bop's] pianist Dan Campolieta serves as organist at AHCC but his formidable jazz chops resounded throughout the sanctuary during Friday's concert."

-Chuck Obuchowski, Hartford Courant