Improvising Cellist, Danielle DeGruttola, is both classically and jazz trained.
Danielle's extensive experience as a performer and audio technician makes her an ideal recording artist. She can improvise and record a cello line and sound that works with all imaginable styles of music.
"Her contributions are uniformly excellent" Exclaim Magazine
Danielle's cello playing can be heard on the soundtrack of Werner Herzog's award winning Documentary movie GRIZZLY MAN. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film festival in January 2005. See the 50-minute documentary In the Edges: The Grizzly Man Session on the making of the film's music that is included in the Grizzly Man DVD.
After one particularly moving cello passage, Werner Herzog looks at DeGruttola with awe and admiration. "I wish I could play an instrument. I'd like to play a cello," he says as he picks one up. "I would give 10 years of my life if I could play it as we have heard and seen it in these two days...10 years of my life easily.”
An excerpt from the documentary can be heard on this link: http://archive.richardthompson-music.com//catch_of_the_day.asp?id=480
Danielle's cello playing can also be heard on Werner Herzog's ACADEMY AWARD nominated documentary film ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD.