Born in Wageningen (The Netherlands) in 1994, the rhythmical driven Danny Eduard Rombout grew up with Indian, African, Caribbean, Latin American and Afro-Cuban music. He was surrounded by a musical and lovely family that always affected him with their activities and love for music.
Danny started to have drum and percussion lessons in the local music school at the age of nine. His former teacher there, Raoul Soentken, goodly stimulated his musical development. After considerable progress, he got Danny invited to his band Grupo Azul from Arnhem, in which Danny played the bongó and campana.
Not so much longer, Salsa Big Band Salsabor (Nijmegen) knocked the door. Danny laid down his groove there for four years. Playing congas surrounded by many horns, experienced musicians and very kind people, his hand percussion playing started to grow fast and become well-molded.
In 2014, one year after successfully finishing his preparatory year at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, he moved to Rotterdam, where he graduated (2018) cum-laude at the Codarts Conservatory, following the bachelor Latin Drums and Percussion. Having lessons with a.o. percussionists like Changuito, Luisito Quintero, Roberto Quintero, Marvin Diz, Paquito Gonzalez, Samuel Torres, Orlando Poleo, Eliel Lazo, Alex Miguel, Lucas van Merwijk, Udo Demandt, Nils Fischer, provided him the best environment to boost his musicality and percussion and drum playing.
Until now Danny has played in hybrid, evolving and continuously different set-ups in a respectable list of projects within different genres. He always included his Surinamese and Indian roots in his music, while he also finds major inspiration in styles like (Afro-)Cuban, latin, salsa, flamenco and jazz. Danny always keeps a wide-open mind and heart to any music this planet brought us.
His impressive musical energy and dedication made him share the stage with well-respected and major artists like Maité Hontelé, Alain Perez, Eliel Lazo, Edwin Bonilla, Conjunto Arsenio Rodriguez, Jimmy Bosch, Marcial Isturiz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luisito Quintero, Roberto Quintero, Orlando Poleo, Abel Marcel, Gerardo Rosales, Larnell Lewis, Michael League, Cory Henry, Rolf Sanchez, Glennis Grace, Timbazo, Noordpool Orkest, Jungle By Night, Kuenta I Tambu, Lucas van Merwijk, Michiel Braam, amongst others.
Danny now works with renewing, fresh and groundbreaking bands and projects. For example, Nils Fischer & Timbazo, Drumdrumdrum theatre and a variety of powerful drum and percussion acts, workshops, lessons, freelance projects and studio work, sharing his musical expertise and enthusiasm to inspire and unite people.
Danny’s main focus is to learn and develop, in current and new instruments, to share experience, to honor tradition and find bridges to insert new influences. While contributing to music, with respect for the creators, Danny is about to create his own.