Daniel Sadownick


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Bronx native Daniel Sadownick received his Master’s Degree in Music Composition from NYU. From there he went on to tour and record with many diverse artists of all genres. He has been voted in the Downbeat Critics' Poll for five consecutive years as a "Rising Star". 

In 2011, he recorded with Beyonce for her latest release and his discography includes diverse greats such as jazz legends Michael Brecker (Wide Angles), Dennis Chambers (Breakout), Nicholas Payton (Into The Blue), Christian McBride Vertical Horizon), Al Jarreau (Very Best) and Pat Martino (Tribute to Wes Montgomery). He has also recorded with our artists of other genres such as Al Green, The Roots, Steely Dan, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Idol and many others.

His recent CD entitled "There Will Be A Day” features all original compositions as well as showcasing the utilization of percussion in a  "straight-ahead jazz context." Daniel feels that percussion in jazz at this present stage seems to be limited to a certain style that does not included all the possibilities of the instruments.  "I want to include all my influences when I play jazz. That runs the gamut from the Art Ensemble of Chicago to Joe Zawinul; from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa. These musicians were torchbearers and pioneers. "I hope that my contributions make a statement that is parallel to these exceptional artists. They were consistent in their commitment to bring passion, intensity, and soul to their music."

For five consecutive years of being voted as a "Rising Star" in Downbeat's Critics Poll.


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Daniel Sadownick conga solo
Daniel Sadownick percussion solo