Danny Kusz named one of the hippest jazz cats in Minneapolis by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine while in his early 20s, had the good fortune of recording his debut EP Lost In The Groove with renowned Twin Cities keyboardist Ricky Peterson, best known as David Sanborns musical director for 30 years. The project scored some local airplay and earned the multi-talented horn player numerous accolades, including two L.A. Music Award wins for Best Jazz Single and Best Nu-Jazz Artist, and several Minnesota Music Awards nominations including Best Horn Player, Jazz Recording of the Year and Jazz Group/Artist of the Year.
The Southern California native has been playing harmonica since grade school, not only because it was economically within his grasp but he was fairly adept at playing one.In the 1980′s, he would take the next logical step in his musical career, in a supporting role as a bassist for several Hollywood rock bands,including Rockandi (with Vince Neil), Minx, and most notably Riff Raff (featuring Tracy G. of Dio and Audie Desbrow of Great White). Returning to the Blues and his harmonica, he has honed his craft with artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, to his most recent pairing with R&B diva Pamela G. as a member of her touring band Blues Addiction.
Now, over a decade later, Bramlett has produced a total of five solo albums, has appeared as a guest musician with several recording artists, as well as scoring music for the stage production of Chelsea’s On Main , which reflects in what he calls “The Great American Musical Genres:… Blues, Swing & Boogie Woogie”.