25-year-old Danny Janklow is quickly gaining international recognition for his soulful and innovative musical voice. His heart-felt, passionate, and highly energetic music has reached and inspired thousands of listeners from Japan to Holland to Mexico. His live performances, often described as "emotionally charged" and "vibrant celebrations," leave his listeners always wanting more...
Born in Tarzana, CA in 1989, Danny Janklow was handed the saxophone at the age of 11. His life would soon change as he was introduced to the remarkable sounds of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane. Just 2 years later, it was obvious to all that the music had chosen him. During his time at Agoura High School, Danny was recognized by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as the first-ever triple instrument "Outstanding Soloist" on tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet.
In 2007, Danny was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Philadelphia's Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance where he was mentored by saxophone legend Dick Oatts and incredible trumpeter Terell Stafford. In 2010, Danny won 1st place in the North American Saxophone Alliance competition held in Athens, Georgia. While living on the east coast, he frequently played at the Village Vanguard with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Kimmel Center, the Apollo in Harlem, and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York.
Danny has enjoyed the pleasure of sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, John Beasley, Ben Williams, Jason Moran, Savion Glover, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bill Holman Big Band, Gordon Goodwin, Barbara Morrison and Jimmy Heath.
The "Elevation" album is a true celebration of passionate, soulful, and beautiful music. This is Danny's feature length album debut! Aside from a cover of Radiohead's "Creep," the album features Danny's original music written over the span of 6 years. Danny was honored to be joined by the most incredible musicians he knew to play on this remarkable studio session.The result was a complete masterful performance by everyone. Magic shined through on each note that was played. The record's title "Elevation" is a reference to the remarkable process of lifting one's spirit and reaching new spiritual & emotional peaks.
Saxophonist & Multi-Instrumentalist DANNY JANKLOW
Releases Stunning Full-Length Debut, ELEVATION
Co-Produced by Pianist John Beasley
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
1. Philafornia 05:42
2. Bad Reception 06:48
3. Hidden Treasure 04:58
4. Creep 06:04
5. Roastmaster 01:12
6. Gemini Vibe 04:01
7. Lolobai 04:36
8. Calor del Momento 04:52
9. All in the Name of You 06:14
10. Serene State of Love 05:01