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WELCOME!  

Born in London; raised in Scotland; of Dutch-Indonesian heritage; married to a Spaniard - he is a unique educator & performer

DANIEL SMITH...

One of Britain's finest boogie, blues & jazz pianists!

'He has actually bled for his blues'! (THE STAGE)

 Not only does he have blues in his blood... 

Since 1994, he has persued his abiding passion - music!  

He currently delivers piano-tuition packages,

BLUES BOOGIE BAYOU & BALLADS

whilst promoting new album...

He returns to Spain Aug '24, from where he will still tour the UK , continue ONLINE TUITION & offer...   

 SUNSHINE & ¡BODEGA BLUES! PIANO PACKAGES 

 (see CALENDAR & TUITION sections!)

UK, USA & SPANISH PRESS.  

BBC RADIO 2 - PAUL JONES UK

'When Daniel Smith releases an album, it's always a good thing... a very fine album!'

BLUES IN BRITAIN UK

'...a serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number 1 boogie pianist.'

BLUES MATTERS UK

'Veteran British keys merchant, Daniel Smith, would be a rich man if he'd received a quid for every time he has been compared to Jools Holland! And he can tickle the ivories just as mellifluously!'

BLUES REVUE USA

'For jump blues, look no further than The Daniel Smith Blues Band.' 

GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER UK   

'Dazzlingly accomplished boogie woogie and blues piano.'

JAZZ JOURNAL UK   

'Seriously entertaining! I would pay good money to see Daniel Smith live!'

LA HORA DEL BLUES SPAIN 

'Daniel Smith has a great future… he moves with an easy fluency… the product of a fine musical sensibility.'

THE STORY OF BOOGIE-WOOGIE: A LEFT-HAND LIKE GOD (Peter J Sylvester) UK
Smith is seen as the preeminent player in Britain. Standard boogie-woogies & blues are combined with his own compositions into an entertainingly presented repertoire, underscored with dry understated wit.'

DANIEL'S FACT-FILE. 

ALBUM RELEASES  19 albums! See SHOP/DISCOGRAPHY

ARTISTS, RADIO & LATE-STARTS

Daniel has performed & recorded with top USA, UK & European blues & jazz artists;

...played numerous international blues, boogie woogie and jazz festivals;

...and featured on BBC, Spanish & USA radio.

His music is broadcast on international blues and jazz radio shows;

He started 'late', joining Sonny Black & The Dukes in 1994, aged 27;

Then, 1999 saw Daniel launch his own band, releasing his 1st album, 'Southside Boogie'.

AWARDS AND CHARITY WORK

Daniel has 5 British Blues Foundation nominations'Best UK Blues Keyboardist'; & one as Jools Holland's Boisdale of London Best Boogie Pianist.  Furthermore, he has been recognised for his MS Society fundraising.

BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO ROOTS

48 years! That's how long DS has been playing boogie. His mother showed him a left-hand bass aged 8; he had classical training; but his blues/jazz roots run back to mother's pianist father, who led a jazz band in 1930's Jakarta, Indonesia. He was especially inspired by the boogie of his Dutch-Indo uncle on visits to Holland.

BLUES, BOOGIE & JAZZ PIANO STYLES

The records of Daniel's father also inspired, introducing him to Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Ramsey Lewis, Dr John & Ray Charles : artists' styles that Daniel projects via his playing.

WHOLE LOTTA SOUL-JAZZ GOIN' ON!>  

& other platforms

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