26 year old composer and guitarist Daniel Dyonisius hails from Jakarta, Indonesia. While classically trained, his music is at the intersection of jazz, rock, and blues. Miles to Go (Demajors-December 2021) is his debut album and it includes seven original tunes and a fresh take on Stella by Starlight. An homage to Indonesian composers and songwriters, Miles to Go is something of a spiritual journey through music, from soaring lead guitar lines to soothing ballads and with simple, melodic themes that counterbalance extensive and explorative improvisation. The album features Qadra Shakuhachi on drums and Hanhan on bass. Jossy F. Russel (Fender Rhodes electric piano) and Dewa Budjana (guitar), one of the nation’s most renowned musicians, make a guest appearance on the title “Freedom”, adding a delightful colour to the composition.
Runner Up, Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory; Online Community Prize & Honourable Mention, 7 Virtual Jazz Club;
Paul Simon Award, Berklee College of Music