Guest Artist Concert presented by the ACHS Music Department RCHS Performing Arts Center - February 28, 2020

Thank you to RCHS Administration and Mr. Sachs, Tom Scharf and Tyson Sautoff, the ACHS Booster Board and parent volunteers, and our ACHS Administration team for all of your support and guidance as we develop this thriving music department!
Friday, February 28th features...
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.


Directed by Mr. Daniel Cook & Mr. Cameron Guerrero

C-Jam Blues by Duke Ellington arr. by Rick Stitzel

Loose Change by Sammy Nestico

Sidewinder by Lee Morgan arr by Paul Murtha

Jazz Ensemble II

Directed by Mr. Cameron Guerrero

Lush Life by Billy Strayhorn Arr. by Mike Kamuf

Splanky by Neal Hefti Arr. by Calvin Custer

Jazz Ensemble I

Directed by Mr. Daniel Cook

Soon by George Gershwin, arr. Tom Kubis

If I Could by Pat Metheny Arr by Bob Curnow

Dippermouth Blues by King Oliver & Louis Armstrong arr. by Wycliffe Gordon

Isfahan from Far East Suite by Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington

There Will Probably Never Be Another You Arr by Tom Kubis

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