Danny Kastner is a pianist, composer, producer, and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles.
As a producer and songwriter in 2016, he’s
collaborated with Autumn Rowe, Espa, Alessandra Grace, Tkay Maidza, Nellie
McKay, Julia Price, Rimini Roudette, Sons of Serendip and Kiah Victoria. With
Nellie McKay, two studio projects will be released in 2017. Kastner is a
professional keyboardist for the Kiefer Sutherland band. He plays jazz piano in
clubs around Los Angeles as a member of the band the Jazz Punks. With their
debut album in 2012, Jazz Punks spent seven weeks in the top four of the CMJ
Jazz Radio charts, as well as holding the #1 position during this time. As a
composer, Kastner is a two-time BMI Composition Award winner, as well as a
two-time ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award Recipient. Kastner is a producer and co-founder of The Weather
Report Legacy Project honoring the seminal jazz group Weather Report, with Tony
Zawinul, son of the late Joe Zawinul. He is producing the Weather Report
documentary "This is This," directed by Tony Zawinul.
Philanthropically, Kastner is a Founding Partner & Creative Director of the
Milt Olin Foundation, launching a global movement dedicated to ending
distracted driving through the #HandsOff Pledge.