"Costa's melodic sensibility shines throughout"
Down Beat ★★★★ - Best Albums of 2016
"Rare and luxurious"
All About Jazz ★★★★½ - 2018
In January 2016, he recorded his debut album “Suite Três Rios” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with musicians Jaques Morelenbaum', Ricardo Silveira, Teco Cardoso, Rafael Barata, Marcos Suzano and Leila Pinheiro. It peaked at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and Top 10 across all genres in Portugal, prior to hitting the #1 slot on the CMJ Top Adds Chart in the USA and being top 10 for several weeks on Roots Music Report. One of the best albums of the year for Down Beat Magazine, it achieved rave reviews from countries such as the USA, Russia, Canada and Brazil.
In May 2018 he recorded his new album "Skyness" at Arte&Suono Studio Recording in Italy, featuring Roberto Menescal, Jorge Helder Rodrigues, Teco Cardoso, Custodio Castelo, Romero Lubambo, Nelson Faria and Seamus Blake, released officially at Blue Note Rio in November. The track "Compelling" was featured by Jazziz Magazine on their Summer 2019 Album. Dan has recently presented his project in countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Brazil, India, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain and Lebanon.