Dan Parker is a singer-songwriter and high school teacher who’s reigniting his musical projects in Nanaimo. Reclaiming his Brazilian ancestry (three of his four grandparents are Brazilian), he’s now grooving under the new alias Bandeira Parker. He’s currently playing Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) tunes in Portuguese with a trio of Nanaimo-based jazz musicians.

Here’s a video of Bandeira Parker performing Roda Viva by Chico Buarque.

He also plays rock covers spanning from Leonard Cohen, Incubus, Nirvana, Marvin Gaye and Elvis with his Pacific Gardens community band under the same name. Reid Wilson plays on drums and guitar, Wes Raley on bass, and Richard Loucks on guitar.

Brazilian-Canadian singer Dan Parker is reigniting his musical projects in Nanaimo.

Reclaiming his Brazilian ancestry (three of his four grandparents are Brazilian), he’s now rocking under the new alias Bandeira Parker.

He’s currently playing Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) tunes in Portuguese with jazz pianist Michael Anderson. On March 19th 2022 he’ll be playing the Bounce Back festival at Maffeo Sutton.

Here’s a video of Bandeira Parker performing Roda Viva by Chico Buarque.

He also plays rock covers spanning from Leonard Cohen, Incubus, Nirvana, Marvin Gaye and Elvis with his Pacific Gardens community band under the same name. Reid Wilson plays on drums and guitar, Wes Raley on bass, and Richard Loucks on guitar.
Here’s a music video of his former band in Montreal, The First End.

Where has Dan Parker been these past 5 years? Teaching high school French Immersion in Nanaimo. 
Check out some of the work he used to do in Quebec. He still incoporates the essence of hip hop in his classroom, often freestyling rapping for his students.

Here’s a playlist of some music videos from his Montreal pop rock funk duo FP Deux. Dan wrote the songs with Louis Dugal and edited the videos.

Looking to have Bandeira Parker perform at an event?
Contact Dan Parker at mrparkerquebec (at) gmail.com

2 thoughts on “

  1. The students of Queen Elizabeth High School in Sept-Iles were really lucky to have Dan work with them for two days. He is great! Hope to have him back in the Fall-A huge thanks for your creative approach! Keep up the fantastic work!!

    Sherry-lee Hotton

    Like

  2. Les élèves de New-Carlisle High School et d’Evergreen High School ont adoré l’expérience! Dan Parker est un artiste et un pédagogue fantastique : il sait comment « énergiser » un groupe de jeunes et leur transmettre sa passion pour le rap! Bravo Dan.

    MJ

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s