Trombone and Strings, Jazz Institute, Advanced Package
Dana Leong is a two-time Grammy award-winning musician, composer & producer. Considered by many as world’s top electric cellist, he is also referred to as world’s top trombone player by members of the world-renowned Balkan Beat Box. Dana’s music spans across multiple genres.
His distinctive sound is an emotionally mesmerizing combination of electronic rhythms & uplifting global tapestries. He has taught Jazz at Stanford University from age 16; completed the public policy program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government; gives performances & keynotes at TEDxShanghai & US OPEN Tennis Championship; won two Grammys in Latin Jazz & classical music for collaborations with Paquito D’rivera; worked with Kanye West & Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and tops iTunes Charts with DJ A- Trak & DJ Qbert in EDM; been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway. As an internationally renowned musician composer, Dana cooperates with global brands to create immersive music experiences. Recently he has created themes for top names including Hermès, Prada, Hugo Boss, Virgin Galactic, ESPN, Porsche, Infiniti, New York & Shanghai Fashion Week, Hong Kong Fintech Week, Singapore Fintech Festival, Mont Blanc and the Annual $1,000,000 Global Teacher Prize in Dubai.
A leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology & wellness, Dana is continuously experimenting. He is one of the first artists in the world pairing human talent with artificial intelligence powered music composer engines creating electronic symphony “iDragon” with DeepMusic.Ai & Dell Technologies; pioneers live music + VR powered 3D art concerts with renowned artist Android Jones; incorporates audience EEG brain scanner data into performances with EMOTIV Systems; founded music social impact platform TEKTONIKmusic.org creating corporate & public music wellness programs at Google, YouTube, WeWork, HTC and the World Economic Forum’s flagship Davos Congress. Dana works with Yamaha to consult on the design of the “Silent (electric) Cello”, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.