Danny Guerrero
Biography
 

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Danny Guerrero has been a part of the Los Angeles music scene for many years. He is well-known for his musical diversity. He is a musical director, conductor, accompanist, soloist, arranger, composer, and motion picture musical consultant. He recently conducted a production of the opera Andrea Chenier and has worked as piano conductor in the main rooms of Vegas, in jazz trios, accompanied opera and Broadway-style singers, performed Liberace-style solo piano concerts, composed film scores and arranged music for TV shows.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Danny began his concert career at age 11, playing with a symphony orchestra. He studied with the renowned woman conductor, Dr. Antonia Brico, about whom Judy Collins made a documentary. Judy Collins and Danny played a duet in the Mozart Double Concerto in C with the Denver Businessman’s Symphony when both were 16. In her autobiography, Trust Your Heart, Judy describes that night: “Danno was a sixteen-year-old student of Dr. Brico’s whom I had only seen at master classes. He was a very advanced pianist. Our rehearsals were exciting, both of us sitting behind the Steinways at the studio, Danno’s face shining at mine as we nodded to each for entrances and endings and burst into smiles at the end of our rehearsals.” Danny attended the Aspen Festival of Music and studied under Darius Milhaud. After achieving a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts Degree in Music Composition at the University of Denver, Danny came to Los Angeles and studied film scoring with David Raksin and Earle Hagen, and composition with the legendary Spud Murphy. He then began his career as a piano conductor in Vegas and locations all over the United States and Canada with such artists as Charo, Mitzi Gaynor, Kathryn Grayson, Jim Nabors, Kay Starr and John Gary. He also worked as assistant conductor at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera and the Shubert Theater. He has worked as a consultant on movies featuring stars who cannot play the piano - his playing is featured on the piano track of Corrina Corrina when Ray Liotta appears to be playing the piano.

Danny is a master of the art of improvisation which he uses to great effect in his solo piano work. He is well known and appreciated for his accompanying of singers and can play in any style and in any key, transposing at sight. He has performed in many restaurants throughout the city, at private parties, weddings, funerals, and industrials. His musical expertise and delightful personality are appreciated and applauded wherever he performs.

 

 

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Daniel Guerrero Professional Resume

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