As a native of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Daniel Wright grew up garnering musical inspiration from the likes of Terrell Stafford, Dave Bilger, John Swana, and Matt Gallagher. Being as diverse a trumpet player as possible has always been of the utmost importance.
From 2001 to 2006 Daniel studied Classical and Jazz Performance at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. During this time Daniel was a member of Groove Brewery and The Very Tall Band. Both groups, the former being a funk band and latter being a jazz septet, received a Downbeat Award in their respective categories.
Since returning to the Philadelphia Metro in 2007, Daniel has preformed and taught extensively in the area as well as taken opportunities to perform at a variety of venues across the Northeast United States and Canada.
As a member of the Philly Pops Big Band, Daniel recently performed a concert series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts featuring Terrell Stafford and Dee Dee Bridgewater. In the summer of 2018 he toured with Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Seal. Additionally, he is in his eighth year as Brass Instructor for Tune Up Philly. TUP is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra that promotes an El Sistema approach to music instruction.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
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- Pit Musician (Other)
- Home Studio Whiz
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)