Danny Freyer, Vocalist
Instrument: Singer, rehearsal pianist, and on rare occasions sub guitarist.
Year Joined the Band: 2006 (holy cow!)
Favorite Esquires Tune: Every Nelson Riddle and Billy May arrangement for Frank Sinatra!
Musical Influences: Singin’: Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Big Joe Williams, Writing: Beethoven, Cole Porter, The Beatles, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, Gershwin, Cahn & VanHuesen, Lerner & Leowe, etc.Who’d I miss?
Studying / Profession: studied singing with Dini Clarke, Annette (Warren) Smith
A Little Something About You: Here is what music can do! I once sang “Love is Lovelier / The Second Time Around,” and dedicated it to a couple in the audience. This helped rekindle the spark of love between them, they told me. They became engaged and I sang for their engagement party. Today they are happily married! Music can inspire love!
Best Part of Being an Esquire: Swinging to the beautiful big band sounds of yesteryear for an appreciative audience of dancers and Big Band lovers!
Being told by happily married couples how much my singing and the Esquires were the life of their very special day and memories, long after their wedding!