Daniel Day – Bassist
Originally from Paramaribo, Suriname, Daniel Day was exposed to a wide range of music and cultures while growing up in this beautifully diverse paradise on the Northeast coast of South America.
His first instrument was the classical guitar but after hearing Jaco Pastorius he knew he wanted to play the bass. He started out playing in the local scene for a couple of years but knew he wanted more. Day decided he to attend Berklee College of Music, majoring in Professional Music with an emphasis on Performance and Arranging. Because of Berklee’s diverse and international student body, he had the opportunity to develop an even greater versatility as a bass player/arranger and also a global cultural awareness that resulted in many cross cultural endeavors and experiences.
After Berklee, Daniel stayed in Boston to establish himself as a versatile and competent bass player/arranger.
He has worked extensively in the New England area and abroad. Recently, he has begun to teach privately because he feels that it is important to pass on what he had learned over the years as a professional musician.
Day has had the great fortune of performing with Dennis Chambers, John “JR” Robinson (Quincy Jones, MJ etc.) Kenwood Dennard, Oleta Adams, Bob Moses and Mozamba, The Boston Pops, The Phillip van Endert Band, Steve Hunt (keyboardist for Stanley Clark, Allan Holdsworth etc.), Tom Brown, Ritchie Havens, Wildest Dreams, Winnie Dahlgren and many others.
He has also done recordings for Dr. Dre, Phillip Hamilton, Camara Kambon, Culture Jam, Armsted Christian, Rollins Ross to name few.
Day is currently still very active in New England,’laying it down’ (as the saying goes) from Jazz to Rock to Afropop and Ska to Hip Hop!