Rockledge Country Club hosts versatile musician Daniel


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Charlie DeChant and JD Daniel

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Celebrate the holidays with dancing, jazz and holiday music by multi-talented pianist, composer, producer, arranger, conductor and vocalist JD Daniel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at Rockledge Country Club.

Charlie DeChant, founding member of the popular band Hall & Oates, will back up Daniel on the saxophone. Chuck Archard, an artist-in-residence of jazz studies at Rollins College, will be on bass along with professional drummer and music teacher Richie Mola.

Daniel has recorded and performed around the world with dozens of internationally acclaimed artists.

“JD is a brilliant musician, both as a classical player as well as new age innovations,’’ said Diane Schurr, a legendary jazz vocalist. I really enjoyed working with him, and I have very fond memories of our work together in different studios.”

Daniel was born in Seattle and began classical training when he was 6 years old. He formed his own group in Tucson, Ariz. when he was 19. The group featured Schurr, who became a Grammy-winning jazz vocalist.

Daniel went on to live in Los Angeles for several years, working as an in-demand recording session musician. He has toured the world with several well-known artists. He also has performed, arranged and composed for virtually all types of media, film, television, video, documentaries, web content, live shows and video games.

Today, Daniel arranges and records custom keyboard parts online for clients around the world. Some of the high-profile jazz artists include Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliott, Alphonse Mouzon, Ronnie Laws, Schuur, Brian Bromberg, Carl Anderson, Russ Freeman, Vinnie Coliuta, John Pattatucci, Eric Marienthal, Ernie Watts, Alphonso Johnson, Phil Upchurch, Wayne Henderson, Brandon Fields, Gerald Albright, Grant Geissman, Bunny Brunel and Jeff Berlin.

For more information on Daniel’s work and his career, go to prokeyboardist.com.

The concert at the Rockledge Country Club is open to the public and no reservations are needed. Admission is $10 for members of the Jazz Society and the Rockledge Country Club and $15 for guests. Students are not charged.

The Rockledge Country Club is located at 1591 S. Fiske Blvd. in Rockledge. For information, call 321-960-4897 or go to SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org.