Papirany’s music is the opposite of where the mainstream jazz sound is today, he finds that current sounds are always experimental and doesn't try to follow these trends, simply because he wouldn't be happy sounding like most modern players. Dan formed his Auckland trio and performed solos and with his trio. Dan’s trio recorded their debut album of jazz standards which was released by Ode Records in March of 2004 entitled “Session One” and was nominated for a New Zealand Music Award. “Session Two” was a compilation of original tunes, the three releases afterward were live albums recorded at the trio residency venue The "MLC Café & Bar”. His 6th album "2011" and his 7th album "2014" includes his original “Bargara" which won second place in the Australia Jazz Convention Original tunes competition in December 2011. His latest recording is titled "2015" and includes one original tune entitled "Eb Major Waltz”. In May 2016 Dan performed with his group two successful shows at EUROPAfest 2016 in Bucharest, and was invited to return in May this year as a Judge in the 2018 international jazz competition in Romania.