Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin

Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin

Danny Gouker

Danny is a trumpet player currently in Brooklyn, New York, where he is active in the improvised music scene. He released his debut album in 2014 on the pfMentum record label with Signal Problems, a long-standing group with a unique way of improvising, guided by Danny’s compositions. Signal Problems recently released a recording "Love Letter" in June 2018, a conceptual piece that seems to tell a different story each time it's performed. He leads additional projects under his name, featuring his compositions: “DG’s Misfit Toys”, and “DG’s Dog and Pony Show” and released a recording for 3 trumpets and 3 basses entitled “Sanctuary” on the pfMENTUM label in the fall of 2017. He is active as a sideman and contributor in numerous groups, including Will McEvoy’s Curriculum Quextet, Dustin Carlson’s Air Ceremony, and the Wing Walker Orchestra. Danny also curates a weekly improvised music series in Brooklyn, A.E. Randolph Presents, which has presented scores of musicians from around the world since 2015 while highlighting new Brooklyn-based projects on a weekly basis. In 2018, Danny was selected as a fellow for the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music to write a new work for Duo Cortona (violin and mezzo-soprano) that will be previewed in December 2018.

Appears on:

OOYH 002 - Dustin Carlson's Air Ceremony

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