Originally from Israel, Dani Danor has made a name for himself as a versatile drummer in the world’s most respected Jazz scene - New York City. Since 2015 he has been performing with leading jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée, touring extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Dani has performed in some of the most celebrated international jazz festivals including Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac, as well as renowned jazz clubs worldwide such as Blue Note, Birdland, Jazz Standard, Ronnie Scott’s, Bimhuis, New Morning and The Cotton Club in Tokyo. His other projects Include the Arnan Raz Quintet, as well as Tipsy Oxcart, a Balkan dance band which he co-leads.
Dani received his Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied under the guidance of jazz masters Billy Hart, George Garzone, Jason Moran and Rakalam Bob Moses. Each of these unique musical minds has shared invaluable knowledge on a range of elements in music, which helped him refine his craft and develop his own sound. After graduating in 2011, Dani relocated to New York City where he currently resides.
Besides performing, Dani takes great pride in teaching the art of drumming to students of different levels and age groups. By passing on these tools he acquired, he believes a person does not only gain musical fulfilment but also a sense of dedication and discipline.
When not involved in musical endeavors, Dani enjoys swimming, exploring new vegetarian recipes and hiking.
Dani is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, NEC’s Beneficent Society and the Eubie Blake Foundation.