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 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. drummers like Luisito Quintero, Roberto Quintero, Lucas van Merwijk, Udo Demandt, Martin Verdonk, Bart Fermie, Nils Fischer, Marvin Diz, Paquito Gonzalez, Samuel Torres, Orlando Poleo, Eliel Lazo provided him the right 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 inspiration from 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. Tons of styles like classical, Indian, pop, funk and French chanson came across as well. Danny’s main focus is to learn and develop, to share experience, to deliver a message, to gather and connect each other through this extremely powerful source: music.
He has always worked passionately and dedicated, which made him share the stage with well-respected and major artists like: Maité Hontelé, Alain Perez, Eliel Lazo, Marvin Diz, Marcial Isturiz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luisito Quintero, Roberto Quintero, Orlando Poleo, Gerardo Rosales’ Salsa Vintage, Larnell Lewis, Michael League, Cory Henry, Rolf Sanchez, Glennis Grace, Nils Fischer, Jungle By Night, Kuenta I Tambu, Roël Calister, Lucas van Merwijk, Raquel Kurpershoek, Urvin Doornkamp, Erik Larrea, Yannick van ter Beek, Steven Brezet and Abel Marcel, just to name only a tiny bit of a incredibly inspiring group of people.
Danny now works with renewing, fresh and groundbreaking bands and projects. For example, Drumdrumdrum theatre for children, Stella, the Latin Society collective, Rolf Sanchez, Nils Fischer & Timbazo, and a variety of collaborations, freelance projects and studio work. Besides that, he provides rhythm workshops and teaches in private or group lessons, sharing his musical passion and craft to inspire and unite people. Meanwhile, he dedicates his time to create his own compositions and project, to express his work and art, and release his own music in the near future. So make sure to stay tuned!