Dana Leong was recently interviewed by Forbes China. He shared with the readers his insights about music, life, China, inspiration and more…
“I am a fan of mixing styles of music to create something fresh. I like the sound of classic melodies with new electronic beats. It feels familiar yet also very powerful to me and I hope to you too!
My mother was a famous TV musician before and she was also my first teacher. She is one of the reasons why I love to share make music and share it with people of all ages.”
~ Dana Leong
Read more about it here.
Dana Leong has been dubbed as the world’s top electric cellist and is known as the world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box. Dana’s distinctive sound encompasses multiple genres such as jazz, healing music, electronic dance and hip hop.
Being the musical genius that he is, Dana Leong has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16, won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera, been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway, has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic, Porsche and Mont Blanc. He has even collaborated with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM;
Dana Leong is also a leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness. He has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s closing ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Dana’s speaking topics include:
- Clearing Your Channel
- A New York Minute