Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns

Trumpet: Daniel Falcone

Danny Falcone

Danny Falcone

Daniel Falcone began working professionally at age 15.   During high school he backed the likes of Tony Bennett, Rita Moreno, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Paul Anka and many other headliners on the Las Vegas Strip.

While attending USC, he toured with Pia Zadora and played with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Philharmonic.  After his time at USC, Danny returned to Las Vegas, playing for many headliners and production shows until he was asked to join the Tom Jones band as the lead trumpet player in 1998.  After a 2-year world tour, Dan returned to Las Vegas to perform in a Ricky Martin production, “Storm”, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The MD was Jerry Lopez, leader of the iconic band Santa Fe. A few years later Dan joined Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns and has been with the band ever since.

Two years later, Dan joined Paul Anka full-time and toured for many years playing split-lead and lead trumpet, recording two albums and a DVD.  He then joined the Las Vegas production of Broadway Musical “Hairspray”.

Dan performed with Toni Braxton for more than a year before joining the Las Vegas production of  Broadway hit “Jersey Boys”. At this same time, Dan was hired to perform with Bette Midler (The Showgirl Must Go On), for her two and half year run at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.  Currently, Dan is the lead trumpet player with Celine Dion as well as continuing to perform with the hit musical Jersey Boys.

TV credits include Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lionel Richie and Friends, The American Country Music Awards, The Latin Grammys, The Michael Parkinson Show on BBC, Men Strike Back on VH1, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America and has been a member of the Jerry Lewis Telethon Orchestra. Dan has also performed and recorded with many artists including Alicia Keys, D’Angelo, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bill Champlin, Cheap TrickGladys Knight, Patti Austin, Martin Nievera, Frankie Valli,Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Big and Rich, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, Brian Bromberg, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Jordan Sparks, Jon Secada, Gino Vannelli, and most recently Stevie Wonder.