Danny Aiello is an Academy Award nominated actor and singer who has appeared in over 100 motion pictures, including “Once Upon a Time in America”, “Ruby”, “The Godfather: Part II”, “Hudson Hawk”, “The Purple Rose of Cairo”, “Moonstruck”, “Léon: The Professional”, “Two Days in the Valley”, “Once Around” and “Dinner Rush”, to name a few. His pivotal role in the 1989 Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing” earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination. He has received multiple awards for his voice- over , theatre and television work, including two Emmy Awards.
When Danny is not performing in the theatre or making movies, he’s touring around the country with his swinging jazz band he affectionately refers to as “Joe Geary & the Guys”. The New York Times says “Mr. Aiello’s singing has the bounce of his idols Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima, and the throaty lyricism of another idol, Tony Bennett” and The Los Angeles Times says, “His voice warm and amiable, his phrasing easygoing and conversational, his singing revealed influences from his numerous idols-Bobby Darin in particular…but as with his acting, Aiello’s singing at its core was far more than an accumulation of influences. It was a pure manifestation, instead of his own rich persona, of the abundant life experience he brings to his art.”
He has recorded and released three traditional jazz albums with his band, including I Just Wanted to Hear the Words (2004), Live from Atlantic City (2008), and My Christmas Song for You , a collection of his holiday favorites, (2013). Danny and EMI songwriter Hasan Johnson released an album of standards fused with rap entitled Bridges in 2011. Danny recently released a blues EP titled Blues Times Two.