Daniel is an active trumpet player in the Louisville area, playing many musical languages spanning from jazz to classical. He received his formal education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Louisville. His former private teachers include Dr. Michael Spears, Marilyn Gibson, Dr. Michael Tunnell, and Dr. Herbert Korselman. Daniel has taught numerous private students and has also collaborated with various band programs.
As a versatile musician, Daniel has performed with many wind ensembles, chamber groups, orchestras, jazz ensembles, rock bands, salsa bands, and even spent time working for Royal Caribbean as a traveling performer. Locally, Daniel can be heard regularly with many groups such as The Usual Suspects, Kentucky Salsa All Stars, Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band, The Joe Dunn Band, River Cities Community Band, the Derby City Brass Band, and many more.