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gary dann.

Gary Dann is a drummer, music and video producer, designer, and aerial photographer. Gary uses the many various tools around him to craft a unique flavor of visual and audible art that bubbles waves of originality. In 2011, he founded a home for the art that he creates; The Boom Room, a recording, rehearsal, and multimedia studio in the musically and culturally rich Fishtown section of Philadelphia.

From 2009 to present, Gary has toured and is currently touring internationally as the drummer for the world famous Grammy-award winning Digable Planets' backing band, The Cosmic Funk Orchestra. He is a drummer and producer for Fraction Theory, a dj and drummer duo who's mainstage debut in front of thousands at the Philadelphia Folk Festival was described as "spectacular, and full of delightful surprises" by Philadelphia Folk Festival MC and Radio Host Gene Shay. Gary's studio projects include being co-founder, producer, writer, and performer of an eclectic rock/hiphop jazzy studio production duo called "Advanced Mechanisms". Alongside producer/multi-instrumentalist and Digable Planets/CFO guitar player Adam Charlton, they independently released their full length album, Advance and Be Mechanized. Gary has also toured and recorded as the drummer for the electro-psychedelic band "Gemini Wolf", which has four releases on the earSnake record label. From 2006 to present Gary has been performing drums with, studio engineering, writing and producing songs, and making music videos for grammy award winner Cee Knowledge, and his 7n a Crescent Productions.

Gary is also an aerial photographer and owner of the firm Vertical View Aerial Photography. Flying up to 500 feet, Gary photographs the impossible from a remote helium airship.

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