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!


I’ve been the drummer for Member of The Order of Canada, pianist & composer Mr. Joe Sealy  for three decades. Now, during February 2021 "Black History Month", we have a new In-Studio performance based on his award winning “Africville Suite”. It’s an homage to Canada’s oldest urban black community & birthplace of Joe’s father, Africville. So quickly  buy all my music on this site, then head over to Triplet Records Canada on Youtube to see “Africville Stories”!