Daniel Dickinson, an up-and-coming talent from Jacksonville, FL, has been musically minded since his childhood. Having been raised in a musical family and given the blessings of a musically fruitful upbringing in Lavilla School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, his gifts have always pushed him forward to new, big ideas. Within the last few years, however, his advancement has taken off with unprecedented ferocity, which he will tell you is due to the tremendous teaching he has received from such world class musicians as Lynne Arriale, Todd Del Giudice, and Bunky Greene. Daniel's skills in composition, arranging, and performance on the clarinet, flute, and saxophone in both classical and jazz idioms have awarded him numerous honors from organizations at the local, state, and national level. These include the 2011 outstanding soloist award from Downbeat magazine and the Jeep McCoy scholarship from the North East Florida Jazz Association, to name a few. Daniel has also written many pieces including one premiered at the JEN convention and recorded by a group lead by Ulysses Owens, Jr. for his album, “Onward & Upward”.
Daniel has also performed with artists such as the Jacksonville Symphony, The Savannah Philharmonic, Ben Folds, Jennifer Holliday, The Spinners, and many others. He is also a member The Mica Bethea Big Band, based in Jacksonville.
Daniel is currently working on an undergraduate double major in jazz studies on the saxophone and clarinet performance at the University of North Florida, where he has studied with Bunky Green, Todd Del Giudice, Lynne Arriale, Sunshine Simmons, and Guy Yehuda.