COMPOSER // ARRANGER
Daniel got influenced by modern contemporary jazz from very early in his career, which pushed him into the journey of finding his on voice. On every concert he would have a new setlist, because he would get inspired by new things, which made him write new pieces.
During his saxophone studies at KUG, he got more ambitious, and started writing and arranging for bigger ensemble set ups. Jazz Orchestra, Big band, Nonett, and more horn combos.
One of the consequences of these ambitions is the Moped Loewen Jazz Rock Orchestra, a 14 piece band, which released a 4 song EP (Jazz Rock Orchestra) in 2019. In this band of his, he is not only working as composer, arranger, but as singer/song writer too.
After he finished his saxophone studies, he continued with jazz composing MA at the KUG, under the hands of Ed Partyka.
In 2019 he was chosen to be part of the Modern Art Orchestra masterclass program. Shortly after that, he recorded an album with the orchestra during the pandemic in 2021, which got released in September 2021.
One of his compositions was awarded during the 44th annual Downbeat Student Awards, as Outstanding in the Original Composition for Large Ensembles category.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR // SCORING
Recently I started to work as musical director for live acts, which means I prepare the music - sheet music, scores etc. - for live performances, so then the learning and rehearsing process can be faster, and more efficient. Also, when a band needs a special arrangement for their special event, with special instruments (extra strings or horns), then I am the man, who writes, arranges and preperas the music for those special musicians. Very special work. If you would like to see some of my scores take a look below. Free download baby!