Electro-jazz cellist/composer Dana Leong fuses hip-hop, jazz and electronics to create a signature boundless sound. Often referred to as a 'hi-def Yo-Yo Ma,' Dana has revolutionized the cello with his cutting edge amplification, lyrical melodies, and collage of jazz textures and improvisations. Whether as a performer, composer, collaborator, or recording producer, Dana's exploration of electronic music and ethereal jazz sensualities has garnered critical acclaim worldwide.
The songs find their origins in hip-hop, but this is no surprise. It is actually comforting that an artist of this generation has instilled his poetry with universal vision; a vision that permeates the state of art, music, race and the world to life them up and bring them to an attention that is broad, and not simply for a select few. --All About Jazz
Dana Leong is here to rescue you from your jaded cynicism about the US3s and Groove Collectives of the world. Jazz can still be funky and danceable, and hip-hop can most certainly still be artistic and built around--dare we say it--song structure...If the federal government's stamp approval doesn't cut it for you, take ours: Dana Leong is one to watch. --MP3.com
Cellos and trombones aren't exactly instruments that are typically associated with hip-hop, but Dana Leong isn't one to stay inside the box. Top 5 albums of 2007! --AsiaExpress.com