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DU UY - Danny Du Uy Cao: Bio

Danny Cao is a trumpeter, singer, composer, arranger and producer born, raised and living in San Francisco, CA. His current projects include the DU UY Quintet, Inspector Gadje, Istanbul Connection, Mission Delirium, and Manicato. He has worked with Vinyl, LoCura, Bayonics, Royal Jelly Jive, J.C. Hopkins, Mars Villa, Big Bones and many San Francisco Bay Area groups.

DU UY Quintet

DU UY Quintet was formed with the aim of presenting new, interesting, and diverse original music. More a compositional ensemble than a genre-derived group, DU UY Quintet’s identity is found within the stylistic interplay of the musicians rather than a pre-defined style of music. This allows DU UY Quintet the compositional freedom to write and perform music of varying styles (funk, boleros, jazz, electronica, drum and bass, samba, rock, cha cha, bossa nova, et al) yet still retain a strong, identifiable group sound. DU UY Quintet’s shows provide head-turning music for audience members just discovering the group, and new and constantly evolving compositions for repeat listeners.

DU UY Quintet has performed at a wide range of venues in the San Francisco bay area since August 2004. In addition, all of the musicians have been and are currently performing with some of the most exciting groups in the country.

Trumpeter/Singer Danny Cao has been performing with the instrumental groove band Vinyl for the past 10 years in many notable local and national venues, he is also a trumpeter, composer and arranger for the up and coming San Francisco Latin/Salsa/Reggae group Manicato. Prior to picking up the trumpet at the age of 20, Danny had extensive experience as a singer in a variety of idioms and has recently begun singing and composing vocal tunes in a variety of styles.

Bassist (Acoustic and Electric) Dave Lockhart is a recent music degree graduate of Cal State East Bay and can be found playing with the DU UY Quintet and Manicato as well as numerous jazz and classical performances as well.

Drummer/percussionist Steve Salta can be heard in groups such as Kapakahi and Manicato and is a great contributer to the DU UY Quintet with his versatility in a wide variety of genres

Pianist Felix Meneau is an amazing architect, engineer, pilot and oh yeah pianist and organist and composer in both jazz and classical idioms and plays the DU UY Quintet material like no other.

Trombonist Alan Williams has been performing with Danny Cao in Manicato for over two years and has been lending his talents and stylings to the DU UY Quintet for the last year or so.

We are looking forward to bringing the new, diverse, and enjoyable music of DU UY Quintet to as many people as possible.

DU UY Quintet
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