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Daniel Coffeng

Primary Instrument: Guitar

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. ...
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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. The harmonic exploratory conceived here is performed with a deceptively subtle uniformity while remaining abstract enough to attack the listener on a cerebral front. The perfect marriage of simplicity and complexity. Brent Black - bop-n-jazz.com

Daniel Coffeng employs the pillowy, sweet tones of Jim Hall, and he demonstrates nifty single note run skills during a solo. But his economy of notes is perhaps his greatest asset. It fits in with the “less is more” mantra. S. Victor Aaron - somethingelsereviews.com

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