Trumpeter Danny Ortiz grew up in Tenby, Pembrokeshire and studied at Leeds College of Music and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As a child ,Danny auditioned and gained a place in the National Youth Brass band of Wales and then later succeeding in gaining a place with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

Professionally, Danny has performed at the Guinness Cork International Jazz Festival and on many UK and European Touring shows such as, Chicago , Jerry Springer the Opera, Magic of Motown and many more.

He has performed with many artistes such as, The Osmond's, The Monkees , Herman's Hermits, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Sarah Millican, additionally he has also worked for many cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean Cruises, P and O Cruises and Fred Olsen Cruise Line.

As a teacher, he is Head of Brass at an Independent school in the North West.