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Saxophonist & Multi-Instrumentalist DANNY JANKLOW Releases Stunning Full-Length Debut, ELEVATION, Co-Produced by Pianist John Beasley

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Album Features Janklow’s Mentors and Peers:
Pianists Eric Reed and John Beasley,

Keyboardist Sam Barsh, Vibraphonist Nick Mancini, Bassists Ben Williams and Benjamin Shepherd,
And Drummer Jonathan Pinson

Featuring Guest Vocal Spots by Jesse Palter on “Hidden Treasure” and “Lolobai”
And Michael Mayo on Catchy Album Closer “Serene State of Love”

“When one considers the outstanding young jazz musicians in Los Angeles who are most likely to move the music forward, alto saxophonist Danny Janklow is in the front of the pack.”– Los Angeles Times

“Danny Janklow is one of the most amazing talents I’ve witnessed. His dedication and commitment to this music makes his music swing, groove and touch the hearts and souls of his listeners. Danny combines his harmonic prowess with his love for melody, rhythm and the blues to create passionate, energetic solos with depth and soulfulness!” – Terell Stafford

“Danny has proven to be one of the most reliable musicians with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing a bandstand. Regardless of the concept, tempo, key or time signature, he consistently applies himself to the moment, and handles his business. A remarkable musician.”
– Eric Reed

Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, educator & composer Danny Janklow has emerged as a leading voice of his generation on the alto saxophone. His blistering sixteenth note runs and distinct tone and intensity place him among the vanguard of young alto saxophonists including Will Vinson, Loren Stillman, Greg Ward, Braxton Cook and Ben Van Gelder. Indeed his most important mentor, alto saxophonist Dick Oatts, known for his work with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and as a longtime educator, confirms this fact, “Danny is a superb alto saxophonist. He is one of the best of his generation. He has a great sound and will keep moving the alto forward conceptually for many years to come.”

Unlike many modern alto players, who rely heavily on a post-Coltrane sound, one can hear a range of influences including classic West Coast jazz (think Lee, Paul, Gerry) plus a strong funk vibe (think Maceo and Sanborn). Additionally Janklow absorbed Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Garrett and Zenón. These elements collide and converge to make his full-length debut as a leader, Elevation, something to behold.

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