Drummer Composer Bandleader Producer
Daniel has released two full length albums that feature him as a drummer, composer, bandleader and producer. Both have become staples on jazz radio in Canada. Read more about them below.
Currently Daniel leads BARNES & WOLDEMICHAEL ETHIO-JAZZ with top ranking Ethiopian born saxophonist Mr. Girma Woldemichael. Daniel's Original Compositions entwine with Ethiopian-Jazz Classics for a truly International Jazz Sound . See “EthioJazz" for more on this project.
As a support drummer for other artists Daniel stays active in Jazz & Global music fields. During 2022 he toured internationally with Ethiopian keyboard legend Mr. Hailu Mergia!
In June Daniel performs with his own group Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz, the "high energy modern jazz" of NYC's Russ Nolan, classic vocal jazz with Crooner Colin Hunter & The Joe Sealy Quartet and more! For details on all shows this month go here. Subscribe to his Newsletter below!
Hear & Purchase Daniel’s albums through his website here. Daniel endorses Gretsch Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals & Headhunter Sticks.
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About Daniel’s albums; A co-production with David Travers-Smith, his debut release “Culmination” (2003) broke him at national jazz radio. It features six original pieces and his arrangement of five jazz standards. Fifteen musicians, some of Canada’s finest, were harnessed to create “a varied & interesting program” - Jim Galloway for Wholenote Magazine.
Daniel’s follow up "Classic Beauties” (2007) is melodic swinging jazz, classic in feel. All original compositions set for acoustic quintet. "Barnes compositions specializse in relentlesly thrusting music of broad appeal and warmth that give bandsmen broad latitude to wail .... “ said Geoff Chapman at The Toronto Star. Both albums feature top Canadian jazz names.
Contact Daniel by email: email@example.com
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