Loren Daniels
7:00 pm

September 19, 2019


Pianist/composer Loren Daniels brings a multiplicity of musical experiences to bear on every project he joins.  As a player, he’s performed with many notable jazz practitioners including Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid, Makanda (Ken) McIntyre, Warren Smith, Eliot Zigmund and Jon Faddis.  As a bandleader/musical director, Loren has nurtured and developed recording and performance projects for the Pittman/Daniels Quartet, vocalist Macy Chen, bassist August Riska and singer/songwriter Deborah Thurlow.  Loren’s compositions have been performed by large and small jazz ensembles, choral ensembles, in collaboration with choreographers, for theatrical pieces and educational musicals and for television soundtracks.  As an educator, he taught music for many years in Teaneck, NJ public schools and continues to teach music privately.  Loren created Jazz In The Spirit (a jazz worship series) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck, NJ andcontinues as itsartist in residence and music coordinator.   He studied music at Hofstra University, Berklee College of Music, SUNY at Old Westbury (B.S. in Music/Education) and NYU (M.A. in Music Education).  Loren is currently performing with the Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet, the Bradford Hayes Quartet, One More Once Big Band, the August Riska Trio and vocalists Macy Chen, Cynthia Soriano and Deborah Thurlow.

Joe Damone – drums

A drummerwhose playing is seasoned with years of realtime bandstand experience in many music genres, Joe Damone brings an unerring sense of groove, a superb sense of time and exceptional musicality to every music project. Basedin NY, Joe leads The Rhythm Dogs, a well known band that has played at many corporate, private and public events throughout the country. Joe also performs regularly in many musical groups both as a leader and as a sideman.  Some of the greats Joe has performed with include Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Tom Brown, Phyllis Hyman, Noel Pointer, Chuck Berry, The Eurythmics, Martha Reeves and Joan Rivers. An excellent photographer, Joe’s photos have been on magazine covers and have graced both public and private events.

Rich Mollin – bassist

RichMollin is a bassist whose impeccable time, extensive experience and prodigious musical chops enhance many varied music projects, gigs and recording sessions in the greater New York region.  Basednear Oneonta NY, Richalso heads the Davenport Center for the Arts and teaches in the bass studio at SUNY Oneonta. He performs regularly throughout the region both leading his own jazz groups and as a sideman on other projects.  Rich also performs classical music regularly as a member of the Catskill Symphony.