About Daniel Moreno
A prolific Musician, Producer and Improvisational Composer, Daniel Moreno started his musical career playing with artists like George Benson,Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Cano, Manu and Willie Kahaialihi in Hawaii. He then moved to Brazil where he recorded the classic album Es Tamos Juntos & with the Angolan superstar Waldermar Bastoes featuring legend Chico Buarque and worked with none other than Joan Donato, Armando Marcal, Sr. and an endless number of Brazilian notables.
He's performed in jazz and sacred music festivals, venues and universities all over the world collaborating with everyone from Pharoah Sanders and Les Paul to Roy Haynes, and his musical conduit; Don Cherry. Moreno continues to collaborate with great composers such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Badal Roy, Marc Cary, Graham Haynes and Antoine Roney among others.
His work on The RH Factor album by Roy Hargrove recently got rave reviews and included artists Erykah Badu, Angelo, Q-Tip, Stephanie McKay, Steve Coleman and many others. 2006 brought another grammy winning recording for Duke Ellington's "Caravan" from Les Paul and Friends American Made Played.
In the House scene, he befriended Joe Claussell and blessed Spiritual Life with mind-blowing solos for remixes of Nitin Sawhney, Herbie Hancock, Cassandra Wilson and many of our favorites.
When not in the studio Moreno has also spent most of 2006 touring Africa and the US with the vocal sensation Somi.