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TEDxLosGatos - Dan Orloff - Nexus Rockus, Bay Area Rocks

Dan Orloff, Founder of Bay Area Rocks, Co-founder Orloff Williams Partners Dan was born in the early 50's -- a time when the phrase rock 'n' roll was coined. Music courses through his family's veins: his grandmother sang in Vaudeville, his dad is a well-known barbershop quartet singer. And his cousin is Bob Dylan, whose early career made Dan want to pick up the guitar. Growing up in Daly City, the peachfuzzed Orloff fell under the sway of The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Tower of Power and spent a few nights inhaling the magic at the Fillmore and Avalon Ballrooms. Dan played rhythm guitar in schoolboy garage combos and is now a drummer in several San Jose-area classic rock cover bands. He is the founder of the non-profit organization called Bay Area Rocks. Dan uses the skills to further Bay Area Rocks' mission: To bring rock musicians, their fans and technologists together to benefit arts education. Bay Area Rocks produces multi-media experiences designed to tap the depth and breadth of yesterday and today's Bay Area rock music scene and believe that by collaborating with like-minded organizations, unique, deep, meaningful and emotive experiences can be created making rock music a compelling, empowering tool to benefit future generations of aspiring youth. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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