A message to all members of THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE

With his many critically acclaimed award-winning recordings and live performances, Daniel Smith is the most recorded bassoon soloist in the world, with a repertoire spanning music from jazz to classical and crossover. As the only bassoonist performing and recording in both jazz and classical, his unique career has been profiled in numerous publications throughout the world; described by critics as the 'Gerry Mulligan' of the Bassoon' in the world of jazz and the 'Rampal of the Bassoon' in the world of classical music.

In classical music, Daniel Smith's historic box set of the complete 37 Vivaldi bassoon concertos was chosen as 'Best Concerto Recording of the Year' by the Music Industry Association.

His highly acclaimed jazz albums Bebop Bassoon and The Swingin' Bassoon (Zah Zah) were followed by Blue Bassoon and Bassoon Goes Latin Jazz! (Spectrum).

Other recordings of Daniel Smith can be found on Vox, MHS, KemDisc, Pearl, Spectrum, Cambria, Regis, Crystal and  Forum. Noteworthy performances include premieres of Gunther Schuller's 'Concerto for Contrabassoon and Orchestra', Steve Gray's 'Jazz Suite For Bassoon' and Robert Farnon's jazz-oriented Bassoon Concerto'.  Smith has presented solo concerts at New York's Lincoln Center and the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen. His many recordings are heard throughout the world on jazz and classical radio stations, National Public Radio in the USA, major airlines for in-flight listening, and featured with leading book and record clubs as well as the Muzak network. Daniel Smith was chosen as "Rising Star" by the Downbeat critics poll and nominated twice by the Jazz Journalists Association as finalist for their 'Player of the Year' award in the category of 'Instruments Rare in Jazz'.

Recent performances with his jazz quartet 'Bassoon and Beyond' include appearances in NYC at Puppets Jazz Club, Caffe Vivaldi, The Tea Lounge, The Kitano Jazz Club and at Barge Music; in Washington, DC at Twins Jazz Club, and In Germany to a capacity audience at the Summerwinds Festival. .
Along with UNIVERSAL music re-releasing his classical and crossover albums on digital in 2012, Smith will premiere Brazilian composer Joao MacDowell's 'Brazilian Jazz Concerto for Bassoon'.
Daniel smith will be presenting jazz concerts in New York with 'Bassoon and Beyond' at the Kitano in Manhattan on Oct. 26th and at the Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall on November 18th.   










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