Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


Daniel has released two full length albums that feature him as a drummer, composer, bandleader and producer. Both have become staples on jazz radio in Canada. Read more about them below.

Currently Daniel leads Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-jazz with top ranking Ethiopian born saxophonist Mr. Girma Woldemichael. Daniel's Original Compositions entwine with Ethiopian-Jazz Classics for a truly International Jazz Sound . See EthioJazz" for more on this project.

As a support drummer for other artists Daniel stays active in  Jazz & Global music fields. During 2022 he toured extensively with Ethiopian keyboard legend Mr. Hailu Mergia

This September  Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz is quite active with a private party, an on ship art crawl, an awards show & a club performance (Saturday September 16th at Hirut Cafe). Daniel is backing visiting pianist from Las Vegas in a house concert & Moses Hazan and playing Toronto's finest jazz establishment with crooner Colin Hunter & The Joe Sealy Quartet. See details here and Sign up for his Newsletter below!

Hear & Purchase Daniel’s albums through his website here. Daniel endorses Gretsch Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals & Headhunter Sticks.

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About Daniel’s albums; A co-production with David Travers-Smith, his debut release “Culmination” (2003) broke him at national jazz radio. It features six original pieces and his arrangement of five jazz standards. Fifteen musicians, some of Canada’s finest, were harnessed to create “a varied & interesting program” - Jim Galloway for Wholenote Magazine.

Daniel’s follow up "Classic Beauties” (2007) is melodic swinging jazz, classic in feel. All original compositions set for acoustic quintet.  "Barnes compositions specializse in relentlesly thrusting music of broad appeal and warmth that give bandsmen broad latitude to wail .... “ said Geoff Chapman at The Toronto Star. Both albums feature top Canadian jazz names.

Contact Daniel by email: db@danielbarnesmusic.com

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