Feedback from a client for 70th wedding anniversary 

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…

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Feedback from a Jazz Piano Student 

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 

As of 5/'09 I am now a Pro Artist for CE Winds. www.christopherelliottinc.com/ 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 

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. http://www.fox4now.com/Global/story.asp?S=6350644&nav=menu563_4_1

Guest comments from a performance at Shell Point 

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…

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Mame at the Sugden Theatre 

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 

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 

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…

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Two of my best students' parent appreciation 

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 

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.