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Daniel G. Klimoski: News

Feedback from a client for 70th wedding anniversary - August 3, 2011

When the musical plans I had been working on for my parent's 70th Wedding Anniversary did not materialize, I was desperate. I went to 'Mr. Music" hoping they could help me find a person who would sing and play the piano to entertain at the event I was planning that was now less than a week away!!. David went above and beyond. He didn't just give me names and wish me luck. He offered to contact some musicians he was familiar with to see if they were available.

David promised to call me by the next day, no later than noon to tell me if he was able to get an available musician. The next day, as promised, he called with great news.He had made contact with a musician he was familiar with, Dan, and arranged for him to entertain. Dan was terrific, everyone there enjoyed his music, he played my parent's special tune and brought back many nostalgic memories for everyone. Thank you again, David, for going above and beyond for a perfect stranger to your store !!

Cathy Wangenstein

Feedback from a Jazz Piano Student - April 6, 2011

Daniel, many thanks for our time together yesterday. And for sharing a microscopic portion of your extensive knowledge with me. I find the whole thing kind of scary but will not rest 'til I have it in the memory bank.

Very best regards and thanks again. Ray. (Huckell)

Artist Endorsement - May 22, 2009

As of 5/'09 I am now a Pro Artist for CE Winds.
Because of the high quality and amazing playability of the saxes I've recently gotten from them, I'm happier than ever with my sound. As one of my sax teachers, Joe Viola stated, "It's in the S--O--W--U--N-D-" (while emphasizing the sound of the word sound). Amazing concept, and thanks to CE Winds my tone is the best it's ever been on all three of these great saxophones!
Thank You Mark and Brian!!

Birthday Boy televised - July 9, 2008

I was asked to play at Ruth's Chris for the The Taste of Coconut Point , on my 55th birthday. Little did I know it was going to be such a wonderful event.

Guest comments from a performance at Shell Point - May 15, 2007

I wanted you to know of the delightful dining experience my husband and I shared at the Crystal Dining Room last night for the New Orleans theme night.

The variety of Creole style food was delicious! -- from the carving station of pork with mustard sauce, catfish, sweet potato crunch, rice, and special salad to the delicious desserts, including Red Velvet cake!

If this wasn’t enough, the musicians that performed were excellent. The gentleman played the saxophone, flute, and rhythmic organ with popular New Orleans jazz music, and the lady who sang had a voice that sounded just like Karen Carpenter! It was very nice dinner music.

I looked around the room as it began to fill up (we were in there from 4:30-5:30) and noticed residents tapping their feet to the music as they ate, as well as offering “requests” to be sung.

I would say it was a HIT and your collaborative efforts with Elizabeth in Activities proved to be a great partnership. I hope this is offered again real soon.

Thanks for a nice evening.



Mame at the Sugden Theatre - February 27, 2007

Daniel played in the lead reed chair on flute, piccolo, clarinet and alto saxophone for the opening preview of "Mame" by the Naples Players, to a sold out and enthusiastic full house.

Health Food Jazz - October 6, 2006

Dan played solo at Ada's Natural Foods Supermarket in Ft. Myers, featuring originals from the CD "Muzejazz", along with jazz from the Charleston to the Pink Panther and other jazz hits for health food shoppers. The gigs were a tremendous effort for 6 hours a day during three consecutive days, and were a smashing success!

Permanent Relocation - August 23, 2006

Dear Friends,
I have moved to Cape Coral, FL! I am the new Music Teacher at Cape Coral Charter School, and so far it's been an exhilarating and successful change - very positive in many ways. On the weekends I have been sitting in at such jazz venues as Ellington's on Sanibel Island and The Cafe in Naples with Bob Zottola, famous trumpet player who has played with everybody from Benny Goodman to Chick Corea. He's a great jazz improviser and has invited me to join him at his session there anytime. I have also played with a tenor sax/clarinet player who is 84 years young, Jerry Winner, who lived and played in New York on 52nd St. during it's jazz heydays. He told me he turned down the opportunity to tour with Lous Armstrong three times because he had 5 young children! I hope to be playing like this guy some 30+ years from now. Go Jerry!

Two of my best students' parent appreciation - June 26, 2006

Dear Dan,

Thank you for a fabulous introduction to music! Mollie and Anna are loving their instruments and I know this has a great deal to do with the influence and guidance of their music teacher! We appreciate your positive and encouraging approach. If we don't see you this summer - enjoy. And we'll see you back at school in September! Take care, Leslie and Jenna

Katrina Relief by the Rhythm Kings - May 2, 2006

The five piece traditional jazz band Rhythm Kings will be the warm-up for Honey Boy Edwards at Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson N.Y. on May 6th, 2006, at a concert to raise funds for relief from hurricane Katrina. Daniel is the originator of this group with Charlie Apicella on banjo, Mike Stone on trumpet, and Richard Downs on tuba. Honey Boy Edwards received the W.C. Handy Award in 2005.

Tim Janis Ensemble Performer - February 3, 2006

Dan plays regularly for the Tim Janis Ensemble on the flute and penny whistle. Pictured in the Photo Gallery is Dan on flute and Adam McOwen, the fiddle player for Hank Williams 3rd.

Reception music for the new president - October 6, 2005

The Dan Klimoski Jazz Trio recently played for the newly installed president in a reception held at Elms College. Many persons there commented to us about how they enjoyed the music and the way it was played, in a spirited and fresh, yet tastefully subtle way as a background for this event. It was a definite success!!!

Middle School Music Teacher - October 5, 2005

Dan Klimoski is now the new General Music Teacher for the students at Van Sickle Middle School in Springfield, MA. It is part of the International Baccalaureate Organization, and is affiliated with schools around the world in developing and maintaining an interdisciplinary student curriculum in a multi-cultural setting.

Music Education Breakthrough - September 6, 2005

As a new teacher of General Music in public school settings, Dan has created a system of composing music directly from the spelling of words. This system is entitled Alphabetical Composing, and is now a copyrighted system. It enables students to transfer words into musical pitches, and can be used as a basis for creating an original composition.

weib fm radio interview - June 16, 2005

on June 16th, there will be a live interview with J.D. Huston on 106.3 fm, featuring the music on my CD, MuzeJazz.

New Year's Eve with NRBQ - December 31, 2004

Dan played for the first time at the Iron Horse in Northampton on New Year's Eve with the well known bar band, NRBQ. What a rockin' good time it was!!!

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