Daniel Strange – Piano Instructor
Daniel Strange, pianist, is a piano instructor and conductor of the ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble within the Community Arts Program (CAP) Conservatory for the Arts. Mr. Strange, a complete-styles pianist and accompanist, has performed on a variety of stages including Carnegie Hall and NBC’s The Today Show. Daniel earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern Maine, where he was awarded the Excellence in Music Award. He received his Master’s degree in Music from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (FSOM), where he served as Jazz Piano Teaching Assistant. Daniel has performed with critically acclaimed artists representing multiple genres including Eric Marienthal, Arturo Sandoval, Jorge Calandrelli, Jodi Benson, Susan Egan, Robert Davi, Mark O’Connor, folk legend Noel Paul Stookey, Tony nominee Norm Lewis and two-time Tony award winner Sutton Foster. He has played in orchestra pits for the national touring companies of Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, and A Chorus Line. As a composer, Daniel has written, arranged and orchestrated for numerous musical settings including jazz, pop, choral, and orchestral. He is an Adjunct Professor for the FSOM’s award winning Studio Music and Jazz Department, and is also the jazz piano teacher at Broward College. Daniel can be heard on his new album Life As I Hear It, his first solo project featuring his original compositions and an all-star line up of musicians. He can also be heard on Ivan Gancedo’s Forever, the Stephen Guerra Big Band’s Namesake, as well as his album with his wife, violinist Ashley Liberty, entitled Snapshot. They reside in Miami, Florida and have recently welcomed their first child, Harrison.