Jay Danley has been one of the most sought-after Jazz and Latinmulti-instrumentalist musician/composers in Toronto for 25 years. His
extensive experience roster is stacked with a multitude of legendary
musicians from around the world.
Jay’s continued success has led him to his latest project “The
Jay Danley Band”, an Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat and World-Jazz Fusion
group formed in 2016. The as of yet unreleased full-length album
features the twelve tone scaling of Ethiopian jazz, but is remarkably
accessible. Containing not only memorable melodies and themes, but
incredible performances. Including Jazz legends, pianist aficionado
Hilario Duran, bassist Rich Brown and Ethiopian star vocalist
Fanthoun Shewankechew to name a few. They’ve had the pleasure of
performing at Small World Music Society's annual festival, opened the
“Lulaworld” Festival at Lula Lounge in Toronto, and the Hamilton
World Music Festival to say the least.
Jay’s extensive performance experience includes Juno nominated
and winning albums. He recorded two nominated albums with Hilario
Duran, and was the featured guitarist on Julian Fauth’s 2009 Juno
winning Blues album of the year “Ramblin Son.”
the pleasure of performing with soprano saxophone and flutist Jane
Bunnett, Hilario Duran at the 2007 Barbados Jazz Festival, and was
the standard accompanist for the legendary British–Canadian jazz
vibraphonist, percussionist, and composer Peter Appleyard.
Jay has also performed with renowned Latin stars Eliades Ochoa,
Compay Segundo of Buena Vista Social Club, and Salsa star Oscar
D’Leon. He has headlined Toronto’s historic concert venue Massey
Hall with his own Cuban music groups Klave Y Kongo and Son Ache.
Jay continues to play in several distinguished Jazz and Latin
bands and currently resides in Toronto.