and performs Funk, R&B, Soul, Motown, Swing, Jazz & Latin. This exciting new group has capitalized on creating the next generation of crossover jazz and brings this high-energy music to people all over the world through their inspiring performances, educational workshops and exceptional recordings. All DKO recordings feature original high-energy Funk, Jazz & Latin performed by world-class artists such as Eric Marienthal, Rick Margitza, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Gary Willis,
and the late Michael Brecker who praised Kramer’s music as
"fresh, innovative funk by a brilliant, upcoming trombonist”.
DKO 8pc Personnel: (Live)
DarrenKramer Trombone, Composer, Arranger
ChrisWalters Lead Trumpet, Flugelhorn
DawnKramer Trumpet, Flugelhorn
BobRebholz Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Flute, EWI
BrianMonroney Electric Guitar
EricGunnison Keyboards, Piano
GarrettSayers Electric Bass
Funk • Jazz • Latin
Contingency (feat. Eric Marienthal)
Ballade (feat. Rick Margitza)
Turbulent Altercation (feat. Jerry Hey & Gary Grant)
Quench! (feat. Jym Britton)Not Far From Here (feat. Darelle Holden)
A Cask Of Thousands (feat. Pat Bianchi)
DKO Originals Sampler #1DKO Originals Sampler #2
DKO 12 Yrs Old & Still Going Strong!
Just like a good Macallan Cask Strength,
DKO is potent, sophisticated and was born 12 yrs ago today Oct 10, 2001!
DKO's first performance was at the local Denver club
Herman's Hideaway for their new talent showcase on Wednesdays,
and then 3 days later we played at the now extinct Denver Buffalo Company.
Thanks to all for your continued love and support of great music.