Danton Boller was born in Gary, Indiana in 1972. He spent his childhood in northwest Indiana until his family relocated to Huntington Beach, CA. at the age of 12. He first took up the electric bass at ten years old but it wasn’t until his high school years that he started taking music seriously. In 1990, Danton began playing the doublebass and studying with the “Senator” Eugene J. Wright of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Danton attended California State University Long Beach to further his music studies in conjunction with studying with the “Senator.” In 1997 he received the Shelly Manne New Talent Award from the Los Angeles Jazz Society. He also relocated to New York city in that same year to pursue his love of jazz.
Danton has recorded, performed, and toured internationally with some of the world’s greatest artists including: Roy Hargrove, Kat Edmonson, Alvin Queen, Bennie Wallace, Anthony Wilson, Ari Hoenig, Adam Rafferty, Jazz Mandolin Project, Jon Fishman, Robert Glasper, Elysian Fields, Alexi Murdoch, Fela (on Broadway) and The Village Vanguard Orchestra.
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