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Daniel Kelly

Composer and pianist Daniel Kelly has developed his own personal and unique approach to jazz, modern classical composition and free improvisation. As comfortable with keyboards, samplers and electronic sound manipulation as he is with acoustic piano, Daniel has innovated original ways to incorporate these instruments into his own sound world. This is evident on his highly acclaimed CDs, World and Duets with Ghosts. As a composer, he has innovated new ways of incorporating sound design and pre-recorded samples into works structured with sophisticated harmonic, melodic and rhythmic structures. He has composed for feature films, theater and various multimedia performances. As a performer, his ability to put a personalized stamp on many musical styles has lead to performances and/or recordings with artists as diverse as hip-hop/R&B star Lauryn Hill, master saxophonist Michael Brecker, Latin Jazz conga virtuoso Ray Barretto and avant-garde mainstays William Parker, Mark Dresser and John Zorn.

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