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Daniel Coffeng

Daniel Coffeng hails originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands and brings a new, unique technical fluidity and energy to post bop and avant-garde jazz improvisation.

Growing up as part of a huge multi-racial family, he was at a very young age exposed to a lot of different music and cultures from all over the world. After taking classical lessons for a year he switched to electric guitar and began to explore the immensely vast world of music from all over the world, from Jazz, Blues, Soul, Reggae, Classical and Rock to Indian Sitar music, ancient Greek, Indonesian, Japanese Koto, Latin-American and West African music. His explorations of different string instruments introduced him to expansive new sounds and musical possibilities.

Daniel Coffeng is an honors graduate from the Guitar Institute of technology where he studied guitar with Sid Jacobs, Carl Schroeder, Scott Henderson, Ross Bolton and Brett Garsed.

He has played, toured written and recorded with numerous artists in a variety of styles such as; Steve Tavaglione, Doug Lunn, Brock Avery, Coco Roussel, Mike Barsimanto,Vasyl Popadiuk, Frescia Belmar, Phil Chen, Phil Ranelin, Joe Hesse, Eric Traub, Barry Stephenson, Nelson Braxton, Marcus Shelby, Farzin Farhedi, Jarrett Borba, Lenard Curiel, Mike Fleischman, Khalil Hebert, Dean DeBenedictis, Mick Stevens (Brand X), Breeze Smith, Manny Silvera, John von Seggern, Ronnie Hudson, Ed Townsend, David Strayer, Faye Caroll, Darwin Tillery, Mosheh Milon, The Gordy family, Madiou Diouf, KC Womack, Fred Boekhorst, Brian Allen, Hillary Kingman, Petro Bass, Masaki Toraiwa, Kota Omori, Aki Fujimoto, Will Mack among others.

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F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S

“Bewitching European artists' light captured in uncomplicated droplets of color from Daniel Coffeng's guitar. He brings extraordinary facility for transition and energetic flow to avant jazz improvisation with an extended, progressive, detailed solos, always clear and precise. His musical experience is deeply rooted in music cultures which reach into jazz, classical, blues, soul, reggae, through to classical, rock, Eastern music, Latin American and West African music.”

C.J. Bond – Jazz Music.com

“Daniel Coffeng is an incredibly engaging guitarist in the tradition of perhaps a John Abercrombie

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Albums

12 VOLT

Cobra Basement
2013

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