SMOOTHJAZZ.COM SAYS "SAX MAN
DANNY KUSZ IS REJUVENATING SMOOTH JAZZ!"
SO WHO IS DANNY KUSZ?
Minneapolis based saxophonist was named the hippest jazz cat by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine back in 2007 for a reason. His energetic and passionate performances, innovative blend of genres, explosive sound, one-of-a-kind style and a zest for life truly earns him this title. Danny has had a truly remarkable 15-year career which has earned him 2 Los Angeles music awards, multiple Minnesota Music Award nominations, 3 solo albums and multiple charting songs including a #3 single on the GrooveJazz chart.
After being a side man for many years, Danny decided to step front and center in 2014. His impressive resume has put him on stage with Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Joey DeFrancesco, Eric Leeds, Will Donato, N'Dambi, Anthony David, Phil Denny, Selina Albright, Nils, Lindsey Webster and Bobbly Lyle. Danny has also opened for Morris Day & The Time, Stanley Jordan, Harvey Mason and has headlined multiple festivals and clubs such as The Dakota Jazz Club, Jazz at Jacks, Bethesda Jazz Club, Gallery Suite Jazz Series, Catalina Jazz Club, Spaghettini's, The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Burnsville Jazz Festival, Selby Jazz Festival, Jazz 88.5 Winter Jazz Festival and The Little Apple Jazz Festival.
Danny is a rising star and has quickly captured the attention of fans, promoters and media in the entire contemporary jazz market. DeepPocketsJazz.com said, "Shall we just call 2017 the year of Danny Kusz? Quite possibly. This cat has been bubbling just under the mainstream and seems to be ready to explode." Danny is doing just that. Many artists and industry professionals have also called Danny the next generation David Sanborn. In the fall of 2016, Danny signed with Southern California based record label Innervision Records and with Colorado based booking agency Infinity Artists Group. With Danny's talent, confidence and business acumen, he is surely to be smooth jazz' next star.
NEWS & UPDATES:
PAST NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
• Phil Denny Christmas Collective with Selina Albright & David P. Stevens – Lansing, MI
• Bethesda Jazz Club, Bethesda, MD (Smooth N’ Funky Christmas w/Lindsery Webster)
• Spaghettini’s – Seal Beach, CA (Sold out CD Release Show)
• Gallery Suite Jazz Series – Lansing, MI (Sold out CD Release Show)
• Selby Jazz Fest – Saint Paul, MN (Co-headliner with Harvey Mason)
• Jazz at Jacks – Denver, CO (David Sanborn Tribute with Tony Exum Jr.)
• Little Apple Jazz Festival - Manhattan, KS (headliner)
• The J-Spot Jazz T.V. Show Live Concert - Houston, TX
• Catalina Jazz Club – Los Angeles, CA
• Burnsville Jazz Festival in Burnsville, MN (opened for Greg Adams)
• Grand Marais Jazz Festival – Grand Marais, MN
• Jazz 88.5 Winter Jazz Fest – Saint Paul, MN
• The Hot Summer Jazz Festival - Minneapolis, MN (headliner)
• The Dakota Jazz Club - Minneapolis, MN (Friday & Saturday sold out CD release show)