After leaving DePaul, he continued with further study under Chuck Flores, who had played with Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman. "I like to study music even now, " he explains. "It keeps me going and causes me to progress."
Danny's influences are as diverse as his style. They include Buddy Rich, Tony Williams, Mitch Mitchell, Elvin Jones and Grady Tate. However, he points out, "I still try to maintain my own direction. I have learned that the great musicians have mastered a variety of musical forms in order for them to have a complete understanding of music itself."
Seraphine feels that ego, when in proper balance, helps a performer to communicate. "It gives you more confidence, helping you to perform with grace and ease while simultaneously making you more daring and brave. Therefore, you can relax and create a freer music without it sounding strained. " Danny co-wrote the hit, "Lowdown," with Peter Cetera.
Danny believes that Chicago's most significant contribution may be in its inspiration to others. He is hopeful that Chicago will inspire other musicians to be aware of the possibilities available through the use of imagination and open minds toward forms of music other than their own.