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. In January 2019 he moved back to Galicia, where he regularly performs as a leader at the region's main musical venues. He is currently pursuing a master's degree at SOAS University of London.
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. His playing has earned appreciation from musicians such as Dave Holland, Lage Lund, Larry Koonse, Jim Odgren, or Joe Morris. In January 2021 Daniel 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 is planning to release a straight-ahead jazz album in 2022.