Danny G. Felix (keyboards)
Born and raised in Sydney’s inner-west, Danny G. Felix was exposed from a young age to the music of the area’s many immigrant communities.
A graduate of the Sydney conservatorium, he is recognized as one of the most talented and skilled keyboard players in Australia, much in demand especially by African, Latin and jazz artists.
He was the musical director of the African band Usutu, which was a Sydney favourite for several years, and has worked with Latin bands such as Son Veneno, Samba Mundi and Club Havana. He has also collaborated with jazz, funk, soul and hip hop vocalists such as Ngaiire, Tina Harrod, Killaqueenz, Alphamama, Ellesquire and Horrorshow, and has performed with members of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and the Charles Mingus Legacy Band. Danny’s international experience includes a 6-month residency in Macau with Son Veneno, tours in South-East Asia with Sudanese oud and violin player Asim Gorashi, and playing in New York City with his own groups as well as artists such as Ruby Collins, Steve Okendo, the Latin Jazz Orchestra, Frank Lacy, Gregory Porter and Melvin Vines. As well as performing around Sydney with the Danny G Felix Project, including opening for Electric Empire, Danny has participated in the success of the emerging soul group, The Leisure Bandits. He also worked with Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman and others on the Goalpost Pictures Australia film The Sapphires (2012). Danny played piano with soul sensation Aloe Blacc, including two national television appearances. Danny’s debut album, “The Danny G Felix Project” is the second release by Elegwa Music (ELEGWA002)