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. The first excerpt from that show titled "Gradual Rise" is now up at Daniel Barnes Music on YouTube! I wrote it to capture the vibe of the long sets of mid & slow tempo hit songs I'd play backing the iconic Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke while out on tour! 

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