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Daniel Gassin

Daniel Gassin is an Australian pianist and composer of Franco-American descent based in Paris.

Before relocating to France in 2013, Daniel garnered both local and international acclaim in his hometown of Melbourne. He was a finalist in the Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007, reached the final three at the Australian National Jazz Awards in 2013, and was nominated for the prestigious Freedman Fellowship in 2016.

He recorded his second Trio album “Crossover” in 2008 for ABC Jazztrack, and in 2011 the Daniel Gassin Sextet's debut album was released to critical acclaim and widespread national airplay. The self-titled album was nominated for “Best Jazz Album” at the Independent Music (AIR) Awards, and the track “Banff Song” earned a nomination at the 2012 Jazz Bell Awards for “Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year.”

Since his move to France, Daniel has added an international dimension to his career, as well as becoming an integral part of the Paris jazz scene. In 2016 he became the first pianist to perform at Quincy Jones' new club in Dubaï - Q's - inaugurating the venue as part of UK drummer Ollie Howell's band and playing over 20 concerts there over five weeks. The same year, he completed a five-concert tour of Sweden with his Trio. In 2018 Daniel toured Burkina Faso, Angola, Mauritius and the Seychelles as part of US State Department tours conducted by its Africa Regional Services program.

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”Inspired playing and arrangements of exceptional compositions.” ****½ John McBeath, The Australian

“Inviting but tight... enormously innovative.” **** Leon Gettler, The Age

“A superb, light ensemble sound... It is Gassin's compositions that make this album compelling... Whether performing in a trio format or expanding the band, Daniel Gassin is a marvellous pianist and an exciting composer... A truly engaging recording.” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

“A brilliant, lyrical young Melbourne pianist-composer... Sizzling, beautiful stuff.” —Richard Mohr, Readings

“The landscape of jazz contains a plethora of piano trio performances, but only a few measure up to an elite standard

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