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Danny Barber "Db"

Affiliation: Chicago Jazz Orchestra.Trumpeter,Soloist Clinician.

Artist's Biography
Danny is known through the music world for his Sound,Power and Musicality
He began his Professional career at age 15. His first playing job was in 1969
playing with the Eddie Knight Quintet, and played with another local big bands, the Jazz Assemblage, as well as both the Indiana University at South Bends Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble- 1967-1972. During this time he
studied trumpet under Professor William Adam at Indiana University in Bloomington,IN.

He auditioned for the United States Army Jazz Ensemble, the studio band at Fort George G. Meade near Washington D.C., and was accepted at age 19. After a year he took over the position of first trumpeter. He toured throughout the U.S. performing at concert halls, colleges, and high schools in 48 states, and earned an honorable discharge and Meritorious Service Award. 1973-1976
Danny traveled to New York and met with a representative from the Willard Alexander Agency, and after discharge from the service was called to play with the Tommy Dorsey Band under the direction of Murray McCeaceran and alongside Buddy Morrow. He ended up as first trumpeter, touring the U.S. and Canada 1976 - 1977

After the Dorsey Band he was recruited by Maynard Ferguson. He toured and recorded with the band for 3 years. 1977 - 1979

During this time he was contacted by a friend playing in Chicago and was put in touch with the legendary percussionist and vibraphonist Bobby Christian, veteran of the Chicago Symphony and a well respected jazz vibist, composing and arranging the music for his band. The first time Danny played for him he said O.K., kid. Lets see what youve got. He pulled up a tune called TopO The Heap, a tune in many different meters. He didnt miss a note or a time change. That night put his name in the Chicago scene. He has made a steady living playing in rehearsal bands, weekend jobbing, and playing variety show in theaters including the Mill Run, Blue Max, Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, WI, and the Carlton West in Green Bay, WI. Danny has played lead trumpet for a long list of entertainers at the Holiday Star theater in Merrillville, IN. 1980 - 2006
Among the entertainers Danny has worked with:

Doc Severinsen
Clark Terry
Tony Benett
Benny Goodman
Phil Wilson
Phil Woods
Pete Candoli
Conti Candoli
Frank Sinatra,Sr
Frank Sinatra, Jr
The Mighty Joe Williams
Rosemary Cloony
Tony Bennett
Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme
Dionne Warwick
The Temptations
The OJays
Kenny Rogers
Johnny Mathis
Johny Frego
Mayrice Murphy-LSO
Donna Summer
Randy Brecker
Burt Bacharach
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Don Rickles
Bill Cosby
Lou Rawles
Perry Como
Englebert Humperdink
Tom Jones
Jon Faddis
Johnny Frigo
Leslie Uggams
George Burns
Frankie Valley
The Four Tops
Benny Goodman
Suzanne Summers
Barry White
Ann Margaret
Johnny Carson
The Moody Blues
Bill Porter
Joni Mitchell
Styx (Dennis Deyoung)
Kenny Rogers
Gladys Knight with the 4 Tops
Harry Bellefonte
Harry Connick Jr.
Frankie Avalon
Ray Anthony
Don Rickles
Louis Bellson
Billy Stix Nicks
Eddie Knight
Vic Damone
Art Hoyle
Kurt Elling
Roger Webster
Steven Meade
Maurice Murphy
Mel Torme
Bobby Rosengarden

Shows:
By 1982 Danny was considered first call session trumpeter. In addition to recording sessions he was doing Broadway Shows, including:
Fiddler on the Roof
Man of La Mancha
My One and Only
Zorba
Bye Bye, Birdie
42nd Street
No, No, Nannette
Les Miserables
Phantom of the Opera
Sunset Boulevard
West Side Story
Chicago
Annie
Grease
Too Hot to Handel

Other accomplishments during this period:
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band at Carnegie Hall.
Principle trumpet and soloist with the Midwest Pops Orchestra under the direction of Newton Wayland, 1982 through 1992.
Performed with the St. Louis Symphony Pops as principal trumpet and soloist with Newt Wayland and Skitch Henderson, 1988.
Performed with the Chicago Symphony Pops as principal trumpeter and soloist with Eric Kuntzel, 1990.
Featured trumpeter with the Black Dyke Mills British Brass Band at the International Trumpet Guild Conference at Royal Northern College in Manchester, England, 2001.
Performed as soloist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 2001. Then touring Greater England.
Cornet soloist with the Brass band of Battle Creek, 1995 - 2001.
Featured soloist with the University of Notre Dame Jazz Band, 2003.
Soloist with the Western Illinois University Jazz Band, 2003.
Soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony,2004
Soloist with the Indiana University at South Bend Jazz Ensemble, 2005.
Soloist with the Purdue University Jazz Ensemble, 2005.
Soloist with the Western Michigan University Jazz Band, 2005.
Soloist with the College of Dupage Jazz Ensemble, 1998.
Soloist with the Southwestern Michigan University Jazz Ensemble, 1998.
Adjudicator - Purdue University Jazz Festival, 2006.
Adjudicator-Clark Terry Jazz Camp Emporia Kansas,1993

Recordings:
Maynard Ferguson, HOT
Dennis DeYoung and Styx, Paradise Theater
Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra, Suite Tooth, Dangerous Precedent,
Sophisticated Ladies, A Miracle
City Lights Orchestra, Chicago, City Lights Orchestra
Discovery Singers, Christmas of Discovery
Jazz Members Big Band, Digginin
Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Clark Terry, Porgy and Bess
Brass Band of Battle Creek, Sleigh Bells and Brass, Brassmatazz
Utah Symphony, Sophisticated Ladies
Charley Harrison, Chicago, Keeping My Composure
Peter Brown, Chicago, SNAP
Roger Pemberton Big Band, Chicago
Buddy Childers Big Band, Chicago, Just Buddys
Danny has also played on over 2,000 radio and television commercials, national and regional.
Sound Track on A League of their Own
Danny has recorded playing on over 2000 Radio and Television Commercials
with players from the Chicago Symphony,The Lyric Opera and recording studio specialists.

Teacher - Educator:
Danny is currently giving private lessons in the greater South Bend area, and lower Southwestern Michigan. He runs clinics and master classes, and was the featured soloist and clinician with the South Bend Community School Corporations Jazz Soundsations in 2005.
He teaches university students and professional players both locally and from the Chicago area and other Universities when a guest soloist.

Currently:
Danny Barber JAZZ Quartet - based in South Bend, Indiana
The Dick Judson Orchestra - Chicago
Chicago Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jeff Lindbergh - Chicago and Washington, D.C. and Global Jazz festivals
City Lights Orchestra - Chicago
Dennis Keith Band Chicago
Roy Vombrack-Chicago
Landini Entertainment-chicago
The Danny BarberJazz Quartet can be heard at the Woodfire Italian Trattoria in Dowagiac,Mi and was recently featured at the Beiger Mansion for the Riverbend Cancer Sevices July 20th 2006.
Battle of the Bands-Chicago Jazz Orchestra and The Count Basie Band. August 28th 2006. Chicago-Millenium park.

Danny Barber is a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician and performes on
Vincent Bach Stradivarius and Selmer trumpets.

For information on Concerts,Masterclasses and the Danny Barber\'s \"Jazz Cats\" please contact at:


Danny Barber
574.250.3384
www.dannybarber.com web Site
danny@qtm.net
Danny Barber \'s \"Jazz Cats\"
P.O.Box 394
Notre Dame,IN
46556-0394

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Artist's Influences
Doc Severinsen,Maynard Ferguson,Don Jacobe,Bill Chase,Clark Terry,Bud Herseth,Dom Geraci,Bill Porter,Teacher William Adam.Lou Soloff,Bobby Schiff

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Recordings:
Maynard Ferguson, HOT
Dennis DeYoung and Styx, Paradise Theater
Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra, Suite Tooth, Dangerous Precedent,
Sophisticated Ladies, A Miracle
City Lights Orchestra, Chicago, City Lights Orchestra
Discovery Singers, Christmas of Discovery
Jazz Members Big Band, Digginin
Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Clark Terry, Porgy and Bess
Brass Band of Battle Creek, Sleigh Bells and Brass, Brassmatazz
Utah Symphony, Sophisticated Ladies
Charley Harrison, Chicago, Keeping My Composure
Peter Brown, Chicago, SNAP
Roger Pemberton Big Band, Chicago
Buddy Childers Big Band, Chicago, Just Buddys
Danny has also played on over 2,000 radio and television commercials, national and regional.
Sound Track on A League of their Own
Danny has recorded playing on over 2000 Radio and Television Commercials
with players from the Chicago Symphony,The Lyric Opera and recording studio specialists

Contact Information
E-mail Address: danny@qtm.net
Website: www.dannybarber.com

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