Daniel’s roots lie in Jewish Music first and foremost, not only because of his ethnic and cultural background, but because some of his most important influences in 20th century music have been Jewish, including George Gershwin, Andre Previn and Leonard Bernstein in particular, who crossed over so seemlessly from Classical to Jazz as well as the great songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé and Burt Bacharach, not forgetting the incredible Jewish writer/performers such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Barbara Streisand, and last but not least Israeli and Modern Orthodox performers, writers and interpreters Mordechai Ben David, Yaakov Shwekey, Ishtar, Ofra Haza and Avraham Fried.
With his wide range of traditional Jewish repertoire, as well as songs in French, Yiddish, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew and Portuguese, Daniel has been invited many times to perform at the Holocaust Survivor Centre where he is considered to be one of the favourite entertainers.
Daniel performs regularly at Chuppahs as a soloist or duo/trio/band. He has also accompanied Chazans, such as
Here is an excerpt of band entertainment as a 5pc Simcha band – more on https://thelondonswingband.co.uk/jewish-events/
Daniel enjoys collaborating with Harrison, a trumpet player with a great sensitivity for the soul of Jewish Music
In memory of his late grandmother who in her early life crossed the painful Bloodlands of Eastern Europe to escape Pogrom and Holocaust, leaving her entire family behind, never to be seen again, I wrote this and compiled the music with images of 2 Jewish Polish wartime photographers, depicting the Lodz Ghetto where it is likely her brothers and sisters perished
On the anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2021, unfortunately we lost 2 relatives to Covid. This Kaddish is dedicated to the memory of those taken too soon