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Dana Leong (2007)

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Dana Leong is a double threat on cello and trombone. Born and raised right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, he's made his home in New York City for a decade, since enrolling at the Manhattan School of Music in the late '90s.

Since graduating (and even during his studies), he's been seen in musical settings of every genre, such as jazz, classical and rap, and in visual settings such as fashion shows and on TV and movie screens. Of late he's been part of two Grammy-nominated groups, Paquito D’Rivera's Jazz Chamber Trio (where Dana now fills a chair frequented by Yo-Yo Ma), and Dafnis Prieto's Absolute Quintet.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 The Keith Jarrett Trio Tokyo '96 Autumn Leaves (ECM)
# 2 Dana Leong Anthems of Life Innervisons (Tateo Sound, currently unreleased)
# 3 Dana Leong Anthems of Life Another Perfect Catastrophe (Tateo Sound)
# 4 D.D. Jackson Serenity Song Love Theme from Québécité (Justin Time)
# 5 Dana Leong Leaving New York Mother Nature Suite, Part 3: Amen (Tateo Sound)
# 6 Claudia Acuña Luna Arrimate Mon Amour (MaxJazz)
# 7 Dana Leong Anthems of Life One Life (Tateo Sound)
# 8 Dana Leong Anthems of Life Black and White (Tateo Sound)
Book John E. Samo, "The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain" or Quincy Troupe, "Miles: The Autobiography"
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06 Nov
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27 Feb
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22 May
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03 Apr
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Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
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