Danny Infantino is originally from Queens, NY. He began his study of guitar at age fourteen with jazz finger-style guitarist Howard Morgen, and later studied with classical guitarist William Matthews in New York City. After years of performing as a musician in various venues, he completed his B.A. in music at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina. Danny continued his study of classical guitar under Christopher Berg at the University of South Carolina where he received a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance in 1993.

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He has worked in music production as a guitarist and singer with several music business legends, including Ellie Greenwich, who in 1965 had ten top-ten records. Ellie and Danny released a single called "I Hear the Grass Singing" sharing the lead vocals. Later he  worked with recording masterer Bob Ludwig. Danny played all lead guitar tracks on a recording by a group called VOG, a New Wave rock act released by Deutsche Gramaphone and produced by Bob Ludwig.

His own recording credits include thirteen CD recordings featuring his own arrangements and compositions. Danny’s music has been featured in films and on national television.

During his diverse career, Danny has played with many groups in various styles including rock, country, folk, and Celtic music. As a solo performer, he has appeared in many venues in New York, Connecticut, Bermuda, Arizona, Nashville, North Carolina, South Carolina and on cruise ships (details). As a songwriter, along with co-writer Stephen Smith, he was the 1997 winner of the New Folk Songwriting Competition in Kerrville, Texas. In 2001, Danny was the recipient of the Sam Ragan Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fine Arts Of North Carolina.

Danny resides in Pinehurst, NC, where he provides private music instruction, and performs regularly as a soloist, as well as with his wife, violinist Seren Lyerly.

 

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