Two-time Grammy award winning musician Dana Leong gave an inspiring presentation at the TEDxShanghai event last May. Dana shared about experiences as a self-proclaimed daredevil and his journey to musical success. He imparted important lessons on how to achieve balance and motivated the audience with humor, music and inspiring statements like “The seeds that you plant become who you are, over and over again.”and “In order to do what you love, there must be a sacrifice.”
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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