What I Do at SSU
I teach trumpet and am a member of the Sonoma State University Faculty Brass Quintet and perform other ensembles and on faculty recitals.
Daniel Gianola-Norris is a familiar sight to audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is active as an orchestral musician (most often with Santa Rosa Symphony) and trumpet soloist. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Daniel has performed professionally on a broad assortment of instruments including trumpet, French horn, flute, didgeridoo, and ukulele. He can be heard playing several of these on the soundtracks to the video games Sam and Max and Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures. A graduate of California State University, East Bay and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Daniel is trumpet instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College. With his wife Aja, he owns and operates “Music to My Ears,” a music education center located in Cotati, CA. Daniel and Aja's album, Food of Love, is available through the iTunes store and on cdbaby.com.