By inviting the listener into his personal world of experiences and emotions, Brooklyn based pianist and composer Daniel Meron awakens their own deepest desires and most sincere feelings with his music. A skillful improviser, Meron finds a way to feature his unique playing style in brilliant compositions that are both sophisticated and lyrical, rich with influences from jazz, his homeland of Israel, and other folk traditions.
Feeling the urge to document and share his personal and musical journey early on, Daniel recorded his debut album, a sixty-minute recording of original music for trio and quintet, while still a student at Berklee College of Music. Entitled Directions, the album was released shortly after Meron’s move to New York and gained recognition from music magazines such as All About Jazz and leading jazz figures like Joe Lovano. Quickly integrating into the New York jazz scene as both a bandleader and a sideman, Meron has since performed at venues such as Metropolitan Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, Soho House and Rockwood Music Hall, and has toured Israel, Canada and the US.
In 2016, after several years of experimenting in leading different types of ensembles, including a ten-piece band, Daniel released his second album entitled Sky Begins. Receiving rave reviews from magazines and radio stations worldwide, Sky Begins presented Meron’s original songs for which he also wrote the lyrics. Performed by vocalist Maia Karo, bassist Noam Wiesenberg and drummer Jimmy Macbride, the music on the album is dynamic and captivating, traveling through colorful harmonies to magical places in time and imagination. The band grooves hard on funky and folkloric rhythms, while shifting between energetic improvisation and intimate interaction.