Equally at home with a cornet or trumpet, Danny Tobias brings beautiful shape and individuality to his jazz performances. Playing professionally since the age of 15, he’s best known for traditional jazz and swing, either reproducing classic arrangements or artful improvisation. Danny’s skills and repertoire embrace a variety of styles.
In addition to playing at Birdland with David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, or with Marty Grosz's Hot Wings, or with the Midiri Brothers’ Sextet at jazz festivals across the USA, Danny has led bands and performed for the Pennsylvania Jazz Society, New Jersey Jazz Society and the Tri-State Jazz Society. Danny has worked with a number of prolific artists such as Warren Vaché, Scott Robinson, Vince Giordano, David Ostwald, Gordon Webster, Harry Allen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Marty Grosz, Brooks Tegler and Howard Alden. He has performed at Birdland, Mezzrow, the Lincoln Center Atrium, the Players Club, and other jazz-loving venues in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Halifax and Montreal.
Danny also mentors musicians of all ages, encouraging them to reach the heights of their skill and creativity.