Daniel Casares is a jazz guitarist and composer from A Coruña, Spain. He studied at the Berklee College Of Music from 2014-2018 under the mentorship of Terence Blanchard, Dave Santoro, Darren Barrett, Kenny Werner, Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, and many more. As a student he led a weekly set at the historic Wally's Jazz Cafe in Boston. After graduation, Daniel lived in New York City and was able to perform regularly as a sideman in the city's venues and clubs. He moved back to Galicia in 2019, where he performs often as a leader and sideman at the region's main musical venues. He is currently pursuing a master's degree at SOAS University of London, and he will soon relocate to Denver, CO to attend the DA Jazz Studies program at the University of Northern Colorado.
Daniel’s style as an improviser is powerful and creative. Rooted in the jazz tradition of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, he also explores the sonorities of rock and the avant-garde. He has performed alongside artists such as Dave Holland, Terence Blanchard, Daniele Germani, Devin Daniels, Lluc Casares Xan Campos, Yago Vázquez, Iago Fernández, Joan Casares, and many more. In January 2021 the guitarist released Idleness, his first album as a leader, which he produced and played all instruments on. The outing explores his influences outside of the realm of jazz and puts forth a personal compositional voice. Daniel released several other albums and EPs throughout the year, such as North or Some Jazz Tunes. The artist released the EP Villa Bonita in September 2022 on Hout Records.