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Eric Daniel

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Born in Washington, D.C., USA on May 24th, 1952

Began musical studies age 9 (clarinet). Began performing publicly at age 12. Joined American Federation of Musicians at age 16 in Boston, MA, USA.

Advanced musical studies at New England Conservatory (clarinet) and Berklee College of Music (saxophone, with Joe Viola, John LaPorta & Andy Mcghee).

Military service from 1972 to 1975 as a sax instructor at The Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Live performances in USA with: Gladys Knight, Tom Jones, Temptations, Jerry Lewis, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Rodney Dangerfield and many others.
Broadway shows such such as "Annie", "Dancin'" (Bob Fosse), "Peter Pan", "They're Playing Our Song", "Bubblin' Brown Sugar" and many others.

Live performances and/or recordings in Italy with: Zucchero (Woodstock '94, "Live at the Cremlin", "Blues", "Rispetto"); Carl Anderson, Rettore, Geraldina Trovato, Roberto Ciotti, Mia Martini, Toots Thielemans, Gil Evans, Astrud Gilberto, Eduardo De Crescenzo, Gigi D'Alessio, Agostino Penna, Paolo Pallante, TC Gang, Micki Piperno, "King" Solomon Burke, Gino Paoli, Giorgia, Max Calò, Michele Zarrillo, Marco Armani, Mercuzio, Massimo Ranieri, Alex Britti, Luca Cuchetti, Natalie Cole (Unforgettable Tour), Chaka Khan, Amii Stewart, Randy Crawford, Thelma Houston, Joe Cocker, Paul Young and many others.

Many TV productions, film soundtracks and publicity spots.

Staff musician RAI-TV network (Italian National Network...'84-‘87), "Domenica In" ('86, '98,'00, '01). "La Corrida" ('88 to '93, '04, '05, '06), San Remo Song Festival (‘94 '95, '96),  "Caramba Che Sorpresa", "Scommettiamo Che" ('93,'99), Trent' Anni Della Nostra Storia" ('86), "Miss Italia nel Mondo" ('99,'00,'01), "I Raccomandati" ('03, '04) and, many, many others

Much club work in Rome with various bands ranging from R&B, Fusion, Blues & Funk.

Teacher of Sax & Improv a "Music Unit" (Roma)

English lyrics author for: "Positive Power", Frank Vinci, "Mercuzio", Lara Martelli, Jim Porto

Founder (with Silvano Melgiovanni) of "Positive Power" (EMI Records).

Author of "The Saxophone Survival Kit".

he nre Eric Daniel's project:
Eric Daniel and Friends, Old Sax, Nu Soul

"The Friends"
Voices: Jenny B, Orlando Johnson, Valentina Ducros, Piera Pizzi, Karen Smith, Fulvio Tomaino, Dr. Felix
Guitars: Alex Britti, Luca Casagrande, Nicola di Staso, Bruno Marinucci, Maurizio Filardo
Keyboards: Carlos Sarmientos
Bass: Tim Fritz, Gianni Colaiacomo
Trumpet: Mike Applebaum
Percussion: Luca Scorziello, Jack Tama
Drums: Tony Cerqua, Victor Daniel
Programming & Arranger: Luca Cucchetti

Contacts and Information:
Eric Daniel
E-mail: eric@saxman.it
Web: http://www.saxman.it/

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