All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Daniel Ondaro

Daniel Ondaro

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Daniel Ondaro has a decade’s worth of experience performing his own compositions as well as Brazilian and Jazz standards worldwide. He is currently the front man for the project bearing his name and has also worked as front man for The Shy Birds in Berlin. As a sideman/songwriter he has worked with the US/Singapore touring group, NuMundo. Other collaborations include work with US based artists/groups, Victor Mestas Pérez, João Junqueira, Dexter Payne, Kailin Yong, Elisa Garcia, Rebecca Kleinmann, Amy Katchur, Lliam Christy, the Reventones, Ginga, and European based artists/groups, Isabela Santos, Jérôme B.Sedeyn, Konstantine Margaritas, Arabella Sprot, Rob York, Cisco Pema, Max Hartmann, Johannes Heger, Turi Agostino, Krzysztof Mianowski, Petros Tzekos, Odysseas Kyriakou and Sapucaiu No Samba.

He has been a part of several recording projects including his latest release, “Summer Days” produced and recorded in Berlin, 2016 and the 2013 release of his debut solo EP, “Ao Brasil” produced in his native Colorado, USA. Other band recordings include the The Shy Birds self titled debut LP, produced and recorded in Berlin, 2014 and the full length CD, “Our Song” recorded by NuMundo and released in November, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Musicology and World Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. While at CU Boulder, he studied Brazilian music with Dr. João Junqueira and classical guitar with Dr. Carey Harwood. Upon graduating, he continued his classical guitar studies privately with Italian guitarist and CU professor, Dr. Nicolò Spera. In addition he has taken lessons in Brazilian music with Salvador da Bahia based percusionist, Júlio Góes in Brazil, and voice lessons with Brazilian singer, Isabela Santos in Berlin, and is fluent in Portuguese. As a guitar instructor, he has experience teaching all levels, and a wide variety of styles, to people of all ages for the University of Colorado, the Lesson Studio in Boulder, and privately in the US, Germany, and Singapore since 2007.

Read more


“Bridging American, European and Brazilian traditions, Daniel’s music has the ability to inspire and connect people from around the world.” -World Music Group, NuMundo

“Daniel’s enthusiasm and interest for music has always astonished me. Moreover, he learns quickly and has a natural talent for interacting with others.” -Nicolò Spera, Concert Guitarist

“Daniel Ondaro is an excellent guitar teacher. I have taken several private lessons with him and his musical insight and technique have helped me to achieve some of my musical aspirations such as performing live.” -Marcio de Sousa, Brazilain Guitarist and Musician

“Daniel is that rarity, a fine musician who is also a fine teacher.” -Dan Fairchild, Concert Promoter

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


2008 – Present (9 years) Freelance Guitar Instructor – Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Fort Collins CO, Boulder CO • Private/group guitar lessons in all styles as well as technique, sight reading, and music theory lessons. 2007 – 2012 (5 years) Applied Guitar Music Instructor – University of Colorado, Continuing Education Department – Boulder CO • Private and group guitar lessons for non-music majors in jazz, pop, classical, folk, blues etc… 2008 – 2010 (2 years) Guitar and Bass Instructor – The Lesson Studio – Boulder CO • Private guitar instructor for all styles of music and all ages

Read more


Summer Days

Unknown label



Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.