Daniel is a saxophonist based out of Cincinnati, OH but performs throughout the Midwest. After receiving a degree in Music Education with a Jazz Specialization from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Daniel continued onto graduate school at the University of Louisville where he pursued a masters degree in Jazz Performance and Composition. He has studied saxophone under some great figures in jazz, such as Craig Bailey (Ray Charles) and JD Allen to name a few. Performance wise Daniel has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some incredible musicians including Carmen Bradford, Orbert Davis, and others.
Versatility would be the best word to describe Daniel's skill set. Although he primarily performs on tenor saxophone he also performs on and teaches alto and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano. He also has explored many facets of composition pulling from a variety of influences ranging from traditional middle eastern music to Beethoven and everything in between. He has completed commissions for a diverse set ensembles such as a classical saxophone quartet and for the big band at the University of Louisville.
Receiving a BM in Music Education has allowed Daniel to flourish in any teaching scenario presented. This allowed him to serve as a graduate teaching assistant during his time at the University of Louisville where he taught freshman music theory. He currently teaches privately in the Cincinnati area with the Cincinnati School of Music.