Drummer and Percussionist Daniel Freedman was born in New York City and grew up in a musical family. In high school he studied with Max Roach, Billy Higgins, Vernel Fournier and later traveled to study with master drummers in West Africa and Cuba. He has played and recorded with artists such as Tom Harrell, Wynton Marsalis, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Claudia Acuna, Omar Faruk and Toumani Diabate.
His record "Trio" with Jason Lindner and Omer Avital and guests Myron Walden, Joshua Levitt and Tomer Tzur, on the Fresh Sound label received nine stars in Modern Drummer Magazine and he was recently featured in the same magazine in the article "Jazz Lions".
Daniel currently tours primarily with the band Third World Love and has produced and engineered music for three releases on John Zorns' Tzadik record label as well as music for television and film.