A graduate of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Daniel works professionally as a saxophonist, keyboard player, and singer. He has played with jazz luminaries such as Frank Wess, John Daversa, Bob Mintzer, and Joshua Redman, and has appeared in the Academy Award-winning film "Whiplash," on the television show “Glee,” and on the third season of NBC's primetime show "The Sing Off." As a supporting vocalist, he has sung for Demi Lovato on the Late Late Show with James Corden, sung and played keys for the Stan Taylor band on the Steve Harvey Show, and regularly sings with Grammy Award-winning arranger and singer Ben Bram.
Daniel works regularly as a studio musician on saxophone, flute, vocals, and keyboards and has recorded on film scores, hip-hop tracks, and world music albums as well as jazz recordings. One such jazz recording entitled “Fourteen Channels” on the Tapestry Records label cracked the top 50 on the US Billboard jazz charts and featured Daniel’s improvisational work, as well as his composition “An Ounce of Hope.”