DKO The Darren Kramer Organization
World-Class Horn Band & DJ

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This exciting group led by former Matchbox Twenty Band Member has capitalized on creating the next generation of crossover jazz and brings this high-energy music to people all over the world through their inspiring performances, educational workshops and exceptional recordings. DKO The Darren Kramer Organization is based in Denver, CO and is in demand for public and private events throughout the United States. All DKO members are full-time professional musicians with years of experience and education. The Darren Kramer Organization is a highly versatile group and can consist of any number of musicians from Solo DJ to a 4-6pc Jazz Group to the full-size 10pc Funk R&B Band depending on your wants, needs and budget. All DKO recordings feature original high-energy Funk, Jazz & Latin performed by world-class artists such as Eric Marienthal, Rick Margitza, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Gary Willis, and the late Michael Brecker who praised Kramer’s music as "fresh, innovative funk by a brilliant, upcoming trombonist”. 


Funk R&B/Soul Motown
Swing Jazz Latin

"DKO is the next Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears,
Chicago, and Cold Blood rolled into one. 10 Stars!!!!!!!!"

-Gary Lindsay
Director of Studio/Jazz Writing
Univ of Miami

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All Music & Lyrics Written, Arranged & Produced by Darren Kramer
All Cover Tunes Transcribed & Arranged Specifically for DKO by Darren Kramer

DKO The Darren Kramer Organization

Darren Kramer
Trombonist Composer Educator

Darren Kramer is an Edwards Trombone Performing Artist and Ableton Live Specialist and is in demand as a freelance trombonist, multi-instrumentalist DJ/VJ, composer and educator throughout the United States.  Kramer graduated from the University of Miami and moved to NYC where he toured with Matchbox Twenty, Tom Jones, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies.  He has also recorded with such artists as Michael Brecker, Eric Marienthal and Jerry Hey and his original composition "Not Far From Here" was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.  Kramer is President/CEO of his own music company, DKO The Darren Kramer Organization, whose inspiring concerts, educational clinics, five exceptional recordings, and over fifty challenging arrangements (available now for small group AND big band!) have helped modernize the trombone and expand its role in contemporary music.