Biography

“When one considers the outstanding young jazz musicians in Los Angeles who are most likely to move the music forward, alto saxophonist Danny Janklow is in the front of the pack.”
– Los Angeles Times (Kirk Silsbee)

“Every now and again you encounter a debut album that not only announces an emerging talent but also presents a clear point of view. Elevation, by alto saxophonist Danny Janklow, feels like one of these.”
– WBGO (Nate Chinen)

Currently one of the most in-demand saxophonists of his generation, Danny Janklow is an internationally recognized sensation. Primarily a touring and recording artist, his music has been described by Downbeat Magazine as “beautifully articulated with lyrical sensibility.” Janklow’s emotionally driven original compositions and passionately energetic performances have uplifted the spirits of thousands of audiences worldwide.

Janklow incorporates multi-media focusing on in-studio producing, composing, and arranging recorded content, hosting podcasts, live-streams, performing festivals & concert tours, as well as staying committed to his mission of propelling youth education. He regularly collaborates with A-list producers Terrace Martin and Larry Goldings and has been featured on tour with sensational artists such as Gregory Porter, Wallace Roney and Harvey Mason Sr. In early 2021, Danny celebrated a Grammy win for his integral part on “Monk’estra plays John Beasley” and was the featured soloist on an east coast tour with Quincy Jones artist Sheléa.

Danny has enjoyed sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mandel and Herbie Hancock.

As a bandleader, Janklow has released two critically acclaimed recording projects with his Elevation Band. His first album ‘Elevation” (LP 2017) received rave reviews by the L.A. Times, Downbeat magazine and more. 

  • Featured on over 100 radio stations such as WBGO & KJAZZ
  • Maintained a top 20 position for over 16 weeks on JazzWeek Charts.
  • Fan favorite song “Philafornia” remained at #1 position on Spotify’s State of Jazz official playlist for 12 consecutive weeks.

His second release “Worlds Collide” (EP 2019) continued to exponentially expand Janklow’s rapidly growing and enthusiastic fanbase. This year, Danny releases his new single, Rising Tide as well as a Special Edition Vinyl of his release “Worlds Collide” (EP 2019). Also coming soon, he will release his highly anticipated debut live album recorded at Blue Whale in February 2020.

Sponsorship & Equipment

Danny Janklow proudly endorses:


Vandoren USA

Alto – V16 A5 S+ Mouthpiece, Traditional Blue Box 2 1/2 Alto Reeds
Tenor – T9 Medium Chamber, 2 1/2 V16 Tenor Reeds


Roland USA

AE30 Roland Aerophone
AE10 Roland Aerophone


Key Leaves

 


Eastman

Rue Staint George 850 Alto and Tenor Saxophones


AEA Ribbon Microphones

N8 Nuvo


AKG Harmon

AKG WMS4500 Wireless Bell Microphone and SR4500 Stationary Receiver