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“A fiery young player -- a super-star in the making” (Pat Senatore, Artistic Director of Vibrato Jazz Grill)
"Simply brilliant, soulful and inspiring!" (Les McCann, legendary pianist, singer and composer)
"Combining intellect with soul, spirit, and passion. The result for the listener is listening and feeling his heart!" (Terell Stafford, Legendary Trumpeter).
"Danny Janklow's Playing: melodic, swinging, soulful, creative, mature, informed, inspirational... definitely one of my new favorites." (Eric Reed, Legendary Pianist/Composer/Educator)
-1st place winner of the 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) competition in Athens, GA
-1st Place Winner of 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Saxophone Competition
in Detroit, MI
Danny Janklow endorses Vandoren mouthpieces and reeds.
Born in Los Angeles in 1989, Danny Janklow was recognized during his high school career by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as triple instrument "Outstanding Soloist" on tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet. Danny recently graduated from Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia where he was mentored by saxophone legend Dick Oatts and incredible trumpeter Terell Stafford. In 2010, Danny won 1st place the North American Saxophone Alliance competition held in Athens, Georgia ranking him as the top young jazz saxophonist in North America. In August 2012, Danny won 1st place in the Detroit Jazz Festival Saxophone Competition. He headlined on the Detroit Jazz Festival mainstage in September.
Quickly becoming recognized for his soulful, yet innovative voice on the alto saxophone, Danny frequently plays in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard in NYC. Danny has performed internationally in venues ranging from the Apollo in Harlem to the Bim Huis in Amsterdam.
Danny has enjoyed the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, Nicholas Payton, Savion Glover and Jimmy Heath.