Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


Daniel's deep groove and dynamic sense, his superior sound and versatility, make him a favorite for top Canadian artists in jazz & world music realms. His two albums are staples at Jazz radio in Canada. They highlight his compositions, arrangements, drumming & producing with some the country's finest players. Currently Daniel leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet featuring saxophonist Girma Woldemichael . See "Ethiojazz" for more info. Daniel endorses Gretsch Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals & Headhunter Sticks & Creations!


NEWS: Daniel has a new website! Ah, I guess you know that by now. But look around, hear my music, see photos & videos. 

What’s up for Covid? The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet have had three broadcasts/livestream performances in recent months. Link to one in GalleryProduction of my next album is underway! It’s a unique take on Ethio-Jazz & related idioms. Stay Tuned! You can sign up for my Newsletter below!