Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


Daniel's deep groove and dynamic sense, his superior sound and versatility, put him in a top echelon of Canadian artists for both Jazz & World Music. Both of his albums "Culmination" & "Classic Beauties" highlight his writing, arranging, drumming & producing. They've become  staples at Jazz radio in Canada.  Currently he leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet featuring Ethiopian born saxophonist Girma Woldemichael . See "Ethiojazz" for more info! 

Live Outdoor Music Shows are returning to parts of Toronto! First up for me is a "Low Stress Organ Duo"! New Generation heavy hitter Ewen Farncombe joins me on the Hammond M3 at Hirut Cafe for a wild rollick through a few original tunes, standards & some dirty funk. We’ll play for the large patio, gleefully. Check Shows for more details!

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