Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


Daniel's deep groove and dynamic sense, his superior sound and versatility, put him in a top echelon of Canadian artists for both Jazz & World Music. Both of his albums "Culmination" & "Classic Beauties" highlight his writing, arranging, drumming & producing. They've become  staples at Jazz radio in Canada.  Currently he leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet featuring Ethiopian born saxophonist Girma Woldemichael . See "Ethiojazz" for more info! 

New Performance Video!: Last July  The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-jazz Quartet performed a livestream event in Toronto's West end. Two videos cut from that performance are coming to Daniel Barnes Music on YouTube!

The first Video drops Wednesday April 21st at 5pm! Subscribe to my channel while your there!

All the best, stay safe, enjoy music! 

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