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Harrington Joins Vandoren Artist Family

September, 2008 Boston, MA – Noted bari sax player and teacher Danny Harrington has become the latest in a string of additions to the Vandoren Artist family.
Harrington is currently a Professor of Music at Berklee College of Music, a position he has held since 1978, and teaches the theory of American popular music from the early 20th century to the present. Before joining the faculty at Berklee College, Danny toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. Since then he has performed with Nick Brignola, Gary Burton, Herb Pomeroy, Gary Smulyan, Joe Lovano, George Garzone as well as leading his own group since 1980.

“Danny is one of those rare talents,” stated Vandoren Artist Relations Manager David Gould. “Not only is he a fantastic bari player, but he has the rare and unmistakable talent of connecting with his students and really helping them to reach the next level.” Jim Metz, Marketing Manager for DANSR inc, continued, saying “Vandoren is thrilled to welcome Danny into the Vandoren family. With bari players like Scott Robinson, Gary Smulyan, Denis DiBlasio and now Danny Harrington, Vandoren is proving that our reeds and mouthpieces are what the best of the best rely on.”

Danny Harrington is a Vandoren artist and uses Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures exclusively. For more information on the Vandoren, contact DANSR, inc, at 888-707-4455 or consult the Vandoren website at
Danny Harrington plays honest valid jazz, his soulful ballads, rich tone and dexterity truly epitomize a musician of great skill.
David Gould - Vandoren
Danny has a lovely tone on the baritone saxophone that caresses a melody....his original compositions have strong melodies, "Gone, Not Forgotten" is a stunning recording and "Risa's Waltz" showcases his lovely soprano sound on this composition written for his wife.
Richard B. Kamins - Cadence Magazine