Mr. Danny Cecil, Lecturer, Electric Bass / Double Bass
“MSU offers the music student a myriad of opportunities to grow as musicians and individuals in a beautiful setting.”
Bassist Danny Cecil earned his BA in Music and MME (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Kentucky as well as a BS in Biology from Marquette University, and has been an active member of the central Kentucky music scene since 1999. He has performed and/or recorded with such jazz luminaries as Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Werner, Sam Rivers, Bob Degen, Jeff Coffin and Howard Levy. Additionally, he had the great fortune of performing with Arlo Guthrie and the UK Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in fall 2007 while pursuing his graduate degree. Cecil currently plays acoustic and electric basses in many local and regional acts including the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra (DOJO), Barry Mando Project, Paragon Music Theater, Osland-Dailey Jazztet, as well as freelance work with such notable local artists as Jay Flippin, Orville Hammond, Raleigh Dailey and Lee Owen. Danny brings a wealth of performing, recording and touring experience to his work as an educator, and stresses the importance of versatility and comprehensive musicianship to his bass students.
Cecil is a resident of Lexington, KY and has been a member of the MSU faculty since 2010. He is an avid bicyclist, visual artist and student of Music.
Brief Discography: DOJO Quotient, ODJ Evidence (2009) and Music of Raleigh Dailey (2011 release), New KY String Ticklers Generations, Andy Mason Illumination, Bob Mintzer GO!, Kenny Ray Kenny Ray, UKSO George McKayʼs Epoch, among others.