Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


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

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

As a drummer Daniel's groove, dynamic sense, quality of sound & versatility keep him active with a top echelon of Canadian artists in both the Jazz & World Music fields.

His Upcoming performances listings can be found in Shows

Daniel leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet with top ranking Ethiopian born saxophonist Girma Woldemichael. Ethiopian-Jazz Classics entwine with Daniel's Original compositions for a truly International Jazz Sound . See my page"Ethiojazz" for more on the story.

All of Daniel's music releases can be found on Bandcamp. It's the artist friendly online music seller for streaming, downloading & ordering!

This October catch me playing adventurous acoustic jazz trio, classic crooner  & vintage pop as well as Ethiopian jazz in the Toronto area.

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