Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


 Daniel's two CD releases as a leader, drummer, composer & producer have become staples on Jazz Radio in Canada!  His debut "Culmination" features six original pieces & five arrangements of standards, employing 15 musicians , in a co-production with David Travers Smith. "A varied & interesting program" said Jim Galloway at Wholenote Magazine. 

Daniel's follow up "Classic Beauties" harkens back to '40's & '50's melodic swinging jazz with a classic feel, but all eight tunes are originals pieces set for acoustic quintet. Both albums feature top Canadian jazz names.

See Daniel live in Toronto on December 17th at Hirut Cafe with Saxophonist Kirk MacDonald & Bassist Neil Swainson.

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Daniel's groove, dynamic sense, quality of sound & versatility keep him active as a support drummer with a top echelon of Canadian Artists in both the Jazz & World Music fields. He currently leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet with top ranking Ethiopian born saxophonist Girma Woldemichael.

Ethiopian-Jazz Classics and Daniel's original compositions entwine for a truly International Jazz Sound . See my page"Ethiojazz" for more .

During December catch Daniel performing in Toronto downtown with Colin Hunter, on the Danforth with his own standards trio & New Years Eve with Crooner Alex Bird!

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Daniel endorses Gretsch Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals & Headhunter Sticks.