As an opening performer for President Barack Obama’s First Presidential Campaign, an Apollo Theater Winner, Charlotte Music Award Recipient, a highlighted performer on B.E.T. 106 & Park to include one of the opening violinist for Jamie Foxx and Kanye West, Violinist Daniel D has proven to be in a class of his own. Davis has performed at the Essence Magazine Susan Taylor’s Celebration hosted by Oprah Winfrey in New York, Jesse Jackson’s Birthday Event in L.A. in the presence of notables such as, T.V. host Larry King, and the late Michael Jackson. As a New York’s Julliard School of Music Summer Scholarship recipient and a U.S. Air Force Wide Talent Search Competition winner, Davis is a seasoned entertainer at only 24. With three album productions, his style of music crosses many genres which enable him to perform on many platforms.
Violinist Daniel D
Supported by DJ or Backing Band
EPIC SOUNDS 2012
1. Lullaby 3:45
2. Lettin’ You Go 3:11
3. So Beautiful 4:48 (Guest Will Donato/Steve Oliver)
4. Epic Sounds 4:16
5. There Goes My Baby 4:39
6. Used to be My Girl 4:13
7. Heartbeat 3:24
8. Music Love 3:40
9. Until the End of Time 5:20
10. He Wants it All 3:17
11. Mister Magic 3:45
1. Intro (Ft‘AW’
2. Play For You Remix Ft DJ Dex & Mike Jones)
3. The Dream Today
4. Never Giv’n Up
7. Saven Me
8. Play For You
9. Let’s Go
10. Fly Away (Ft Faith Lyn)
PLAY FOR ME 2009
1. Play For Me (Interlude)
2. That Guy
3. Grover’s Groove
5. Let It Breathe
6. Girl I use To Know
7. I Want You
8. Play For Me (Interlude)
9. What I Need
10. Don’t Worry
11. Sweet Thang
12. Stay With Me
13. Come With Me
14.Glory To You
EXTRA HIDDEN TRACKS
15. Play For Me
16.I Want You
CD "Play For Me" Release Date 08-01-2009
First Single "I Want You" (Marvin Gaye Cover) currently playing regionally and on national Internet Stations
DANIEL D AT WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL MLK CELEBRATION
Charleston’s Daniel D. with Jamie Foxx in NYC
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North Charleston native Daniel Davis — a highly talented and inventive young musician who caught Cit...North Charleston native Daniel Davis — a highly talented and inventive young musician who caught City Paper’s attention two years ago — will perform an unusual gig in New York City this evening (April 23).
Alongside two other musicians, the 19 year-old “hip-hop violinist” is set to play a rendition of musical artist and actor Jamie Foxx’s recent single “Blame It,” just as Foxx makes his official entrance at the premiere of is new film, The Soloist — a drama in which the Academy Award winning actor plays a down-and-out former classical music prodigy (co-starring Robert Downey Jr. and Catherine Keener). Kanye West and other celebrities will be in hand as well. Jamie Fox will be discussing his new movie on BET at 6:00 Thursday night.
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I'm not sure why this album has been categorized under "contemporary jazz" with album notes suggesti...I'm not sure why this album has been categorized under "contemporary jazz" with album notes suggesting a "blend of hip hop, R & B with a touch of jazz." I would describe it as soulful with a touch of jazz. Not many violinists have graced black music and that is what makes it so refreshingly different, that the lead instrument throughout is the violin. Those dreamy whispered floating vocals, male & female, that are currently in vogue grace many of the tracks and make this one of the finest soul albums of the year. Sadly, a lot of people who would enjoy this will probably never get to hear it so if you are reading this review listen to the samples and buy a copy. Highlights include the best version of "! Want You" since Marvin's original, "Whoa," "That Guy," "Girl I Used To Know," "Stay With Me" & "What I Need." Miss this album at your peril
Blog Talk Radio Interview with Violinist Daniel D.
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Spotlight on Daniel Davis
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Totally different from anything you are likely to hear this year is the zesty interpretation of Marv...Totally different from anything you are likely to hear this year is the zesty interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ from the 2009 album ‘Play For Me’ by youthful violinist Daniel Davis. Of course contemporary jazz violin is hardly a novelty as artists such as Karen Briggs and Mark Cargill will attest but the fact Davis was only 18 years of age at the time the album was released makes it that bit different.
Davis originally built a fan base on YouTube through his renditions of Chris Brown’s ‘Forever’ and Soulja Boys’ ‘Kiss Me Through The Phone featuring Sammie’. He appeared before 50,000 spectators at the Obama ‘Stand for Change Rally’ in the University of South Carolina, Koger Center for the Arts and has also opened for Najee, when he performed a song including samples of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. Much like his contemporaries in hip hop and rap, Davis has modified the traditional path of his predecessors and with ‘I Want You’ scheduled for smooth jazz radio looks set to reach out to a totally different listening audience.
World On A String
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There are some that would say that classical music can be, at best, a complete snore. These same peo...There are some that would say that classical music can be, at best, a complete snore. These same people probably also have not heard the violin stylings of Daniel D. Through mixing the electric sounds of his violin with catchy beats, classical goes from something you would usually turn your nose up at to a unique form
of classical R&B that you can dance to or even a soothing gospel you can worship to. True, it is rare that you find an African American male D.’s age playing the violin, but through making the violin young and new, he has been able to introduce his peers to his creative sound. “I inspire young males because my playing the violin is something different that they haven’t seen before. They connect the violin with something that is not cool or for nerds, and definitely not for African Americans. SO when they see it, they think it is different. And it seems cooler to them.” Said D. His music is not only inspiring a new generation of music lovers. It has also gotten him professional gigs playing weddings, private parties and sporting events. He has even been on BET’s 106 and Park stage. Sticking to the mantra of not limiting his work, he has even played the mega church circuit. Who knows what the musical powers that be will have in store for D. next. Today a basketball game and tomorrow, the top of the world.
On The Grind with Daniel D
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On The Grind, aka doing whatever it takes to get to the top. On The Grind is a series on ThatsGlitch...On The Grind, aka doing whatever it takes to get to the top. On The Grind is a series on ThatsGlitchy featuring young, devoted, and determined individuals climbing to the top. Some of them are musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, producers, DJs, clothing designers, models, or athletes.
This week’s On The Grind interview is with violinist, Daniel D.
A mixture of finely tuned instrumental skills and raw talent, Daniel D’s music brings us a unique blend of the classical violin with contemporary R&B and pop music. His start in the music business really arose from word of mouth, letting his gift speak for himself. Admiring people from Jimi Hendrix to Stewie from “Family Guy”, Daniel is down to earth and easy to talk to, and is really a true artist – a rare thing to find in the music industry today. His music is undeniably a testament to his talent, and we should all get ready to see what Daniel has coming for us in the near future. For more go to the URL.
Daniel D. Album Review
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“There’s not a sweeter instrument, or one that is as emotive, as a violin. There’s certainly not a m...“There’s not a sweeter instrument, or one that is as emotive, as a violin. There’s certainly not a more moving, young maestro wielding a bow today than Daniel D., the 22-year-old Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B violinist! This inspired musician has harnessed the soul of pop icon Alicia Keys, the funk of contemporary violinist Karen Briggs and the melodiousness of French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli! With two albums available: SERENADE featuring Hip Hop and R&B, and this urban jazz triumph PLAY FOR ME... Daniel has performed for Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and Michael Jackson. A seasoned performer with a smile to match the warmth of his playing... it’s no wonder that the Smooth Jazz community is embracing PLAY FOR ME... featuring stylish covers like Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You,” and Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing,” along with the album’s hit, “That Guy,” an original that merits a place among such classics. Daniel
D., charismatic, soulful, poignant... he’s that guy”.
10-12 minutes (solo); 25-30 (solo) minutes; 45-1hr up to 75 minute sets with band. Solo longer if it is background music. Do weddings, concerts, church and school appearances. Typical repertoire ranges from selections from original CD and covers of Jazz, R&B, and Inspirational and popular music of today.