James Blackwell - Trumpet
Danny House is a Santa Barbara native where he grew up to play Clarinet and later picked up the Alto Saxophone. Following his high school graduation, he was offered a music and diving scholarship to play at Cal State University, Los Angeles where he would be under the guidance of the legendary Bob Curnow in the jazz department. Danny was a 3 time all-American diver at this time. During this time, Danny had opportunities to play with many of the biggest names in the industry including the 1981 tour with the Clark Terry Band and 5 years with the Count Basie Band from 1984-1989. Danny also served as a professor of Physical Education from 1989-1990.
Following this time, he settled into a long standing roll as a musician at Disneyland in 1990 where he still plays in several ensembles, including the Dixie Quintet. Mr. House has played and recorded with artists like Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Sara Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Maureen McGovern, Diane Schultz, Joe Williams,Tony Bennett, Mills Brothers, Al Jarreau, Billy Eckstine and Stevie Wonder.
Along with his time with Count Basie and Clark Terry, Danny has also played with the Bill Berry LA Big Band, Frank Capp Juggernaut, Gerald Wilson Band, Benny Carter Band, Don Menza Big Band. the famed Med Flory Supersax and the Bob Curnow LA Big Band.
Along with his busy schedule at Disney, Danny is currently performing with Tim Gill All stars and Gin Mill Grifters and recently played in the Bob Sheldon Memorial Concert.
Danny currently resides in Eagle Rock where he raised his 3 children (19,20,22 years old) and has been married for 27 years.