April 13, 2007
Danny SLAPJAZZ Barber, Master Body Percussionist, 4-13-07
Danny Barber performs “Body Percussion”, known traditionally as "Hambone". He has chosen to call his music "SLAPJAZZ" due to the advancement of his art form over the traditional forms. Danny has taken SLAPJAZZ to the mainstream performance level, gaining the respect and interest of all age categories.
Danny’s sounds are generated through a series of beats or slaps on the inner and outer thigh and upper chest cavity. The chest produces a bass thud effect, and the thighs produce a snare drum-like effect.
Beatboxing sounds are used from the mouth to enhance the overall effects, and live and recorded music are also used during performances.
Danny has performed at the SONY Company 25-year anniversary celebration; The New World Africans stage show; the First Annual San Felipe Jazz Festival; the "Just Ellington" Concert (Palm Springs, CA); and "Artist On the Cutting Edge" (La Jolla Museum of Contempory Art), featured with local jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos. These are a few of the many venues/events at which Danny has perfomed.
Posted by David Lemberg at April 13, 2007 08:47 AM Return to ARTSCAPE home page