Get to Know the Staff, Pt. 6: Daniel Hodges

Daniel Hodges bestName: Daniel Hodges

Title: Development Associate

How long have you worked for Jazz St. Louis?: 1 year and 5 months

Do you play any instruments?: Vocalist

Top three favorite Jazz St. Louis produced concerts:

Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, and Chris Potter Trio

Artist you would most like to work with, but haven’t yet: John Legend (not all that relevant to jazz but…why not?)

Last jazz album you listened to: Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter

Three favorite non-jazz artists/bands: John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce

Favorite place to hear music other than The Bistro: Paramount Piano Bar (Sioux Falls, SD)

Three favorite movies: Rain Man, Bridesmaids, Hocus Pocus

Three favorite TV shows: The Mindy Project, Modern Family, The Voice

Favorite restaurant for:

1) Breakfast/Brunch: Winslow’s Home

2) Lunch:  Pastaria

3) Dinner: Three Kings Public House

Pastimes/Hobbies: Playing Tennis, Watching Tennis, Throwing Parties, Working Out, Road Trips

Worst job you’ve ever had: Middle School Substitute Teacher

Career Bio: Daniel Hodges joined Jazz St. Louis in September of 2012 as the organization’s Box Office & Administrative Assistant and was quickly promoted to Development Associate in April 2013. He graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in 2009 where he received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Communication Studies & Theatre (CST) and English. Originally from South Dakota, Daniel has worked as an actor, director, choreographer and theatre instructor with a focus on musical theatre and acting training for children and teens. In addition to his work for Jazz St. Louis, Daniel works as an actor and theater teaching artist for several companies in the St. Louis area and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Theatre and Performance at Washington University.

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