Danny Kusz – named “one of the hippest jazz cats in Minneapolis” by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine while in his early 20s, had the good fortune of recording his debut EP Lost In The Groove with renowned Twin Cities keyboardist Ricky Peterson, best known as David Sanborn’s musical director for 30 years. The project scored some local airplay and earned the multi-talented horn player numerous accolades, including two L.A. Music Award wins for “Best Jazz Single” and “Best Nu-Jazz Artist”, and several Minnesota Music Awards nominations including “Best Horn Player”, “Jazz Recording of the Year” and “Jazz Group/Artist of the Year”. Growing up in the Twin Cities area where he was able to watch some of the top performers in jazz and funk, Kusz realized early what it takes to put on a great live show that can move crowds to become a part of the experience. Kusz’s energetic stage presence and interaction with his close nit band shows how fun and funky it can get when there’s a collective passion to entertain. Full of positive energy and a great sense of style, Kusz and his band love to connect with fans and often times you’ll find him out in the crowd or maybe even on top of a table all the while looking sharp in a three piece suit!
“The Reincarnation of David Sanborn” – Will Donato
“Sax machine Danny Kusz was incendiary” – Rift Magazine
“If there was a roof on stage, he would have blown it blown it away” – The Hot Summer Jazz Festival
“You can help but be moved by it’s energy, it’s vibrancy and it’s soul” – The Smooth Jazz Ride