Mr. Daniel began studying trumpet in elementary school. He
began his professional career playing local gigs with his
childhood friend, the legendary guitarist, Sonny Sharrock. Mr.
Daniel briefly attended Berklee School of music and Southern
Illinois University before a tour of duty will U.S. Army Bands.
After his discharge from the Army, Mr. Daniel attended Central
State College, in Ohio, on a full music scholarship where he
met and studied with Dr. Ken Makanda McIntyre. After a year,
Mr. Daniel returned to NYC and eventually received a bachelor
of music degree in theory and composition from the City
College of New York