SMOOTHJAZZ.COM SAYS "SAX MAN
DANNY KUSZ IS REJUVENATING SMOOTH JAZZ!"
SO WHO IS
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.
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Since Danny came onto the scene 4 years ago, he has covered quite a bit of ground in the United States! Check out the coverage map below
to see where Danny has played along with some notable performances listed. Our goal is to full this entire map in the next few years!
PAST NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
• Phil Denny Gallery Suite Jazz Series
• Phil Denny Christmas Collective w/Selina Albright & David P. Stevens
• Bethesda Jazz Club w/Big NY & Lyndsey Webster
• Spaghettini's (Sold out CD release show)
• Spaghettini's (Innervision Records NAMM Jam)
• Catalina Jazz Club
• Hyatt Resort w/Will Donato
• Jazz at Jacks w/Tony Exum Jr.
• The Soiled Dove w/Tony Exum Jr. & Dee Lucas
• Selby Jazz Fest – Co-headliner with Harvey Mason
• Burnsville Jazz Festival – Opener for Greg Adams
• Hot Summer Jazz Club (headliner)
• Grand Marais Jazz Festival
• Dakota Jazz Club
• Little Apple Jazz Festival (headliner)