ACHS Music presents Guest Artist Series concert with Danny House
Camarillo Music will present its second annual Guest Artist Series concert featuring clarinet player Danny House. House has played and recorded with artists like Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Sara Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Maureen McGovern, Diane Schultz, Joe Williams,Tony Bennett, The Mills Brothers, Al Jarreau, Billy Eckstine and Stevie Wonder.
“Mr. House toured Europe with the Clark Terry Band and spent several years with the Count Basie Orchestra, so we will be featuring some of the Basie catalog. There also will be a piece from the Ellington Catalog, as well as featuring Danny House on a solo he played on the acclaimed album with the Bob Curnow LA Big Band featuring the Music of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays,” said ACHS Music Director Daniel Cook.
Along with his time with Count Basie and Clark Terry, he also has played with the Bill Berry LA Big Band, Frank Capp Juggernaut, Gerald Wilson Band, Benny Carter Band, Don Menza Big Band. the famed Med Flory Supersax, and the Bob Curnow LA Big Band.
During the day, House will be giving woodwind masterclasses all day, working with four of the Jazz combos and providing jazz clinics with all three jazz bands in the afternoon before being featured with Jazz I at the concert.
“Working with professional educators and musicians in a hands-on way is a memorable experience for the students. Sharing the stage with a musician of this caliber is a thrilling experience,” Cook said.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at achsmusic.com/guest-artist-series or at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. No audience members will be allowed in the concert hall prior to 6:30 p.m.
House is a Santa Barbara native who grew up playing the Clarinet and later picked up the Alto Saxophone. He was also a three-time All-American diver. Following high school graduation, he received a music and diving scholarship to California State University, Los Angeles, where he was under the guidance of the legendary Bob Curnow in the jazz department. House also served as a professor of Physical Education at CSULA from 1989-1990.
In 1990, House settled into a long-standing role as a musician at Disneyland, where he still plays in several ensembles, including the Dixie Quintet. Along with his busy schedule at Disney, Danny is currently performing with Tim Gill All Stars and Gin Mill Grifters and recently played in the Bob Sheldon Memorial Concert.
House resides in Eagle Rock, where he and his wife of 27 years have raised their three children.