A versatile Brazilian musician who started studying bass at the age of 13, at the Curitiba Conservatory of Brazilian Popular Music in his hometown Curitiba, state of Parana, Brazil. During his early adulthood, he performed in various local clubs and since then dreamed to study music abroad.
The musician has been living in L.A since 2001. He moved to California to study music at Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) in Pasadena and from where he earned a music degree with an emphasis in jazz guitar. He studied with Frank Gambale, Jeff Richman, Ross Bolton, and privately with Sid Jacobs. More recently, Daniel studied mixing with Adam Moseley.
Daniel’s main instrument is the acoustic nylon-string guitar, but he also plays and performs with the bass, cavaquinho (a small 4-string Brazilian instrument widely used in samba and choro), ukulele, and various traditional Brazilian percussion instruments. He is also a dynamic composer who brings a refreshing approach to each project. He has worked with producer Rafael Araujo and through his own label, New Cycle Records produced eight albums. The musician played with artists/groups such as Ed Motta, Fundo de Quintal, Natiruts, Monobloco, Tribo de Jah, Dazaranha, Naldo, Leo Maia, João Lucas e Marcelo, Casuarina, and Pato Banton – www.danielcarneiro.com