Willy Dalton

Willy Dalton

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Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Total Song Plays: 112   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Willy Dalton has been a working guitarist since 1970. Born in Manhattan, he began performing professionally in San Francisco, moved to Southern Florida in 1974, and settled in the NY Metropolitan Area in 1977. Well known artists he has performed or recorded with include Bo Diddley, Cissy Houston, Ben E. King, The Shirelles, Pam Tate, Mary Wells, Eddie Monteiro, Joe Cocuzzo, Daniel Ponce, and many others. He has also arranged, produced , and supervised the manufacture of over 15,000 compact discs for various artists. He formed his own record label and released 4 CDs by The Dalton Gang--a 10 piece band he has led as guitarist/composer/arranger since 1979. “Just For Tonight”, the 3rd cd, released in 2002, reached #39 on the National Jazz Chart. In addition to live performances with the Dalton Gang and others, he has arranged and composed music in many formats for ensembles ranging from small jazz groups to big bands to symphony orchestras.

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