Danny Coots, Drums

cootsDanny Coots started playing drums in 1964 in northern New York at the tender age of 6 years old. From that time he has studied with Nick Baffaro, Rich Holly, Alan Koffman and Jim Petercsak in percussion. He continued his education at Crane School of Music and St. Lawrence University. Danny became adjunct faculty at St. Lawrence, Clarkson University and Potsdam State University from the mid-1970’s into the 1990’s while traveling and performing with David Amram, Ray Shiner, Daniel Pinkham, Herb Ellis, Will Alger, Jack Mayhue, Speigle Wilcox, Mimi Hines, Phil Ford, Bob Darch, Pearl Kaufman and Arthur Duncan.

In 1996 Danny moved to make his home in Nashville, TN. There he joined the Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band for 5 years and helped to found the Titan Hot Seven. During this time he has played and recorded with Dick Hyman, Johnny Varro, Jeff Coffin, Tim Laughlin, Harry Allen, Dave Hungate, Jerry Krahn, Bill Allred, John Allred, Randy Reinhart, Ron Hockett, John Cocuzzi, John Sheridan, Dan Barrett, Vince Giordano, Rebecca Kilgore, Ken Peplowski, Duke Heitger, Neville Dickie, Bob Shultz, Nicki Parrott, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Yve Evans, Chuck Hedges and Allen Vache to name a few. Danny has recorded extensively in Nashville, New York and L.A. having played on over 70 recordings one of which won a Grammy in 2005. Danny has appeared in over 90 countries.