Upper West Side, Manhattan (PIX11) — Oscars, Tonys and Grammys. But did you know there’s also the Danny Awards? It’s an awards show featuring talented musicians with disabilities.
Composer and pianist Samuel Baum and violinist Mimi Bullock have autism. Noé Socha is a blind guitarist.
The Danny Awards are named after Daniel Trash, a living witness to the power of music.
When Danny was 12, he had five brain aneurysms and his father sang him songs every day until he recovered from a coma.
Together they founded the Daniels Music Foundation in Harlem, a free music school for people with disabilities.
Disabled performers from around the world submitted videos of their performances, and 11 were selected for Danny Awards.
One of the Danny Award winners is Cornell Hrisca-Munn from the UK, who plays drums and makes backup recordings for guitar and keyboards. He was one of the very talented people who took the stage on Saturday night.
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