Danny Gonzalez - Scranton Jazz Festival | Jazz, Food, Spirits

Danny Gonzalez

Rick Matt
June 12, 2023
John Shannon
June 12, 2023
Daniel started performing on the local scene in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the early 90s while stationed with the 25th ID Army band. He moved on to study at UNLV, then Mercy College while performing and teaching in NYC until being deployed to Iraq in 2004. Upon his return, Daniel moved to the Poconos and holds a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance. Endorsed with Bucks County Drums and Red Cymbals of Australia, Daniel enjoys a rich performance schedule. Daniel recorded with Mark Murphy, Tom Harrel, John Benitez, Norbert Stachel, Lonnie Plaxico, Edsel Gomez, and other greats. Currently, he performs with LehCats (NYC), Labex Funk Project (Philly), and Joe Orrach (SF Bay Area). Daniel performs at the Scranton Jazz Festival yearly and enjoys performing/recording with noted artists locally and abroad. While not gigging, he teaches private lessons at Community Music School in Allenton. Daniel is a committee member for Lehigh Valley’s Ice House Jazz initiative that curates jazz and improvisation. Still, Daniel performs weekly at Resurrected Life Church in Allentown. Staying busy, Daniel believes that “when you feel good, you sound good.