About Speaker Dana Leong…
Dana Leong is a two-time Grammy award-winning musician, composer, and producer. Considered by many to be the world’s top electric cellist, he has also been referred to as world’s top trombone player by members of the world-renowned Balkan Beat Box.
Why Dana Leong?
Dana is a 2x Grammy Award Winning Musicians and the founder of TEKTONIKmusic.org. He continuously pushes boundaries in music and thought while combining his music with storytelling, technology and cross cultural collaboration.
Dana’s music spans across multiple genres.
His distinctive sound is an emotionally mesmerizing combination of electronic rhythms & uplifting traditional global tapestries. He has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16; completed the public policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; has given performances and speeches at TEDxShanghai and the US OPEN Tennis Championship; won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera; worked with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM; been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway; and has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic, IPCN TV, Porsche, Infiniti, New York & Shanghai Fashion Week, and Mont Blanc.
A leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness, Dana has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte. He also worked with Yamaha to consult on the design of the “Silent Cello”, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.