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. His explorations of different string instruments introduced him to expansive new sounds and musical possibilities.
Daniel Coffeng is an honors graduate from the Guitar Institute of TECHNOLOGY and is a Los Angeles, CA based performing guitarist, freelance studio musician and music educator specializing in modern contemporary guitar.
He has played, toured written and recorded with artists such as; Steve Tavaglione, Mike Barsimanto, Farzin Farhedi, Khalil Hebert, Billie Davies, Manny Silvera, John von Seggern, David Strayer, et al.
He is currently featured as an online columnist for Koala Music, a company based in Adelaide, Australia.
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