Ted Daniel

Ted Daniel, born June 4, 1943, is an American jazz trumpeter. After studying trumpet in elementary school, he began his professional career performing local gigs with Sonny Sharrock, his childhood friend. Before joining the U.S. Army Bands, Daniel attended briefly at Berklee School of Music as well as Southern Illinois University. Daniel was discharged from the Army and enrolled at Central State College, Ohio on a full scholarship in music. There he met Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre, whom he studied with. Daniel returned to NYC after a year and received a bachelor of science in composition and theory from City College of New York. While studying in Ohio, Daniel began his recording career. He briefly returned to New York to record the first album Black Woman by Sonny Sharrock. He recorded his second album with the band he co-led with Richard Daniel. Brute Force was recorded on the Embryo label and produced by Herbie Mann. Daniel has been a part of more than 30 recordings published with artists such as Sam Rivers (Archie Shepp), Dewey Redman (Andrew Cyrille), Sam Rivers, Billy Bang, Henry Threadgill, and Sam Rivers. Ted Daniel has taught workshops at Amherst College (Bennington College), Williams College, and the University of Hosei, Tokyo, Japan. In addition to directing summer music workshops for college and high school students, he has also led a seminar in Madrid. Daniel has released three albums under his own name: The Ted Daniel Quartet on Ujamaa Records and Tapestry on Sun Records. In The Beginning is on Altura records. This twelve-piece group includes such artists as Oliver Lake and Charles Tyler. This ensemble eventually evolved into an even larger group, “Energy”. Daniel was the recipient of a NEA composer grant, and has also been awarded “Talent deserving wider recognition” by Downbeat Magazine. He is currently writing and performing with the International Brass and Membrane Corporation. This trio is a flexible, expandable musical performance group that uses instruments from both the membrane and brass instrument families. Charles Compo’s band “The Phibes”, has recorded several of his songs. Porter Records released Ted Daniel’s Tapestry album on May 20, 2008. It also included a bonus track recorded at Ornette Coleman’s Artist House in 1974. Daniel formed a duo on the Bb clarinet with Michael Marcus and Daniel on trumpet, as well as various brass instruments. The duo’s first album, Duology, was released on Boxholder Records to great reviews. Duology’s second CD, Golfen Atoms (on Soul Note Records), was released in June 2008. Ujamaa Records published Volume 1 of Ted Daniel Trio’s CD, The Loft Years) in May 2009. From Wikipedia

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