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The Dana Gaynor Band / Bio

"" The Dana Gaynor Band is an award winning band from the Lehigh Valley, PA., lead by internationally respected recording artist Dana Gaynor an American lead/slide guitarist, songwriter. The band includes Tony Mancino (Session/touring Bass player), Frank Zelasny (session/touring drummer and independent recording artist), and Michael (The Pozz) Pozzbon (session/touring kybd player). Each of the member has toured extensively with many well known international recording acts including members of the Grateful Dead, the Smithereens, the Classics Four among others. The list of musicians Dana has performed with includes:

Dan Hicks
Vassar Clements
Keith and Donna Godchaux
John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Paul Smith (Bill Withers, Ike and Tina Turner)
Arkansas Larry Davis
Paul Oscher (Muddy Waters Band)
Don Preston (Leon Russel Band)
Deacon Jones and Jim Guyette (John Lee Hooker Band)
Jackie Payne
Gary Smith
Don Preston (Leon Russell Band)
Buddy Miles
Buddy Cage,
Tommy Castro,
The Amazing Bluesmatics,
Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult)
Debbie Davies,
Greg Smith (Ted Nugent band)

Studio credits include: K&K studios - Staff musician for London records, session player at - Ultra-Sonic Studios, Kingdom Studios, Tewksberry Studios, The Record Plant, Rainbow Studios, Sound Doctor Studios, Star City Recording Studios." I worked with a great many producers including: Robert Mersey (Jackie Wilson's Producer), K&K productions, Jeff Glixman (Producer of Kansas, Eric Clapton and many others), and Don Cassales (The Rascals).

Dana has been a member of The Sheiks, the Amazing Bluesmatics, The Blues Riders, Killer in the Backseat and a founding member the Boulevard Blues Band along with Tommy Castro (the house band at JJ’s Blues Club, the biggest blues club in the San Jose, Ca. area at the time). She wrote for, played lead guitar and coproduced the James Supra Blues Band for two albums over 4 years. She has appeared on the same bill with The Allman Brothers, Average White Band, Norton Buffalo, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Roy Rogers, Vassar Clements, Link Wray, Bad Finger, The Dinosaurs, Terry and the Pirates, and many, many others. Her exciting guitar work and irresistible smile make her an instantly accessible performer who is truly a joy to behold." Collin Tripp

Dana can currently be seen with The Dana Gaynor Band, Dana Gaynor and Friends and the Bluz VIPz.

General Info

Band Members
Dana Gaynor - Guitar/Songwriting/Vocals/Producer/Arranger/Engineer, Tony Mancino - Bass, Frank Z - Drums, Michael (Pozz) Pozzebon - Keyboard
Artist Name
The Dana Gaynor Band
Home Page
Active Since
Jam / Blues / Fusion

Contact Info

Whitehall, PA
Dana Gaynor

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