“Big band sounds with some of the best musicians New York City offers” – Broadway World
Danny co-leads and conducts The New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra (NAJO), an exciting 17-piece big band that has featured renowned artists Dick Oatts, Peter Bernstein, Terell Stafford, Brian Newman, Charles Turner, and Alexa Barchini. NAJO recently performed at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club to a packed audience including Tony Bennett. The band is a musical vehicle for new compositions and arrangements by Danny and the other three co-leaders Mike Sailors, Steve Kortyka, & John Lake.
For over a year, NAJO has continued a monthly big band residency at the The Django NYC, a subterranean jazz club located in the heart of Tribeca. They also produce a big band holiday showcase, NAJO XMAS, that features a number of vocal talents. The award winning members of the orchestra are among the best in the world and share a love for large ensemble jazz.