Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


Daniel's two CD releases as a drummer, composer, producer, & bandleader have become staples on jazz radio in Canada!

"Culmination"  his debut, features five arrangements of jazz standards & six original instrumental pieces employing 15 musicians in a co-production with David Travers Smith. "A varied & interesting program" said Jim Galloway for Wholenote Magazine. 

Daniel's follow up "Classic Beauties" is an all original affair which harkens back to the 1940's & '50's. It's melodic swinging jazz, classic in feel and set for acoustic quintet. Both albums feature top Canadian jazz names.

Daniel currently leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet with top ranking Ethiopian born saxophonist Mr. Girma Woldemichael. Ethiopian-Jazz Classics and Daniel's original compositions entwine for a truly International Jazz Sound . See "Ethiojazz" for more .

Daniel's groove, dynamic sense, quality of sound & versatility keep him active as a support drummer with a top echelon of Canadian Artists in both the Jazz & World Music fields. What with pandemic restrictions wreaking havoc to in-person music events, Daniel is pleased to offer plenty of video material at this time!

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All of my Recordings can be found here at Bandcamp.com.. Hear, purchase & become a follower!

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