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Daniel Gassin is an Australian pianist of French-American descent, currently living in Paris.

In 2007 Daniel was the sole Australian to reach the finals of the Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival.

In 2008 he was selected to participate in the Jazz & Creative Music Workshop in Banff, Canada, headed by acclaimed U.S. trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas. In the same year, the Daniel Gassin Trio released its second album “Crossover” which was recorded by Mal Stanley for his national radio program ABC Jazztrack.

In 2010, the Daniel Gassin Trio performed at the Dubai International Jazz Festival and the Queenstown International Jazz Festival.

In 2011 Daniel made his debut as leader at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival with his newly-formed Sextet. In July of that year, the Daniel Gassin Sextet’s debut album, featuring all original compositions, was released to critical acclaim and widespread national airplay. The album was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Independent Music (AIR) Awards, and the track “Banff Song” earned a nomination at the 2012 Jazz Bell Awards for Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year.

In 2013, Daniel reached the final of the National Jazz Awards, and was awarded Third Prize.

In 2016, he was nominated for the prestigious Freedman Fellowship.

In September of the same year, Daniel's Trio completed a five-concert tour of Sweden. In November, he inaugurated Quincy Jones' new club - Q's - at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, playing eight concerts with UK drummer Ollie Howell over its opening two weeks.

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”A brilliant, lyrical young Melbourne pianist-composer... Sizzling, beautiful stuff.” —Richard Mohr, Readings

“This is piano trio music that gets the sort of intense hum going that only the best of 'em do” —Ken Weir, Sunday Herald Sun



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Daniel Gassin Sextet

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Album Crossover by Daniel Gassin


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