Drummer        Composer       Bandleader       Producer


Daniel's groove, dynamic sense, quality of sound & versatility as a drummer keep him active with a  top echelon of Canadian artists in both Jazz & World Music realms. His own "albums" which feature his drumming, composing, arranging & producing have become staples at Jazz Radio in Canada. He Co-Produced his debut "Culmination" with David Travers Smith and went at it alone for his 2nd, "Classic Beauties" (with Keith Mariash as recordist). Major Canadian jazz names are featured on fourteen original compositions and five arrangements of standards in all, "a varied & interesting program".

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Daniel has a specialty in Ethiopian music & leads The Barnes & Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet featuring Ethiopian born saxophonist Girma Woldemichael . See "Ethiojazz" for more story. 

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Live music is springing back! Check the "Shows" section of this website for my upcoming performances!

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