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In Concert - Daniel Gassin BMW EDGE Nov 2005 HDV

Year: 2005, 60 mins

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Daniel Gassin began playing piano at age three and received classical tuition (most notably from Gloria Chambers) until the age of 10. Daniel then switched to jazz and received regular tuition for the next six years, primarily from Helen Jowsey. Daniel performs widely in various ensembles, including his own trio. He has played with many of Melbourne’s top jazz musicians, including Jamie Oehlers, Alison Wedding, Christophe Genoux, Nick Haywood and David Rex.

In 2002-2003 Daniel spent seven months in Paris and performed at a number of venues such as Studio des Islettes, Haynes’ Bar, Le Baiser Salé and le Franc Pinot. The European experience had a significant impact on him musically, and this can be heard in his recent compositions. Daniel’s musical style is characterised by a strong melodic sense in his improvisation coupled with a solid technique. Aside from the European sound, he cites Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett as his major influences.

1. At the BMW EDGE 2005 [HD]

Daniel Gassin is an Australian pianist of French-American descent, currently living in Paris, In 2008 he was selected to participate in the Jazz & Creative Music Workshop in Banff, Canada, headed by acclaimed U.S. trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas. In the same year, the Daniel Gassin Trio released its second album “Crossover” which was recorded by Mal Stanley for his national radio program ABC Jazztrack. In 2011 Daniel made his debut as leader at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival with his newly-formed Sextet. In July of that year, the Daniel Gassin Sextet’s debut album, featuring all original compositions, was released to critical acclaim and widespread national airplay. The album was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Independent Music (AIR) Awards, and the track “Banff Song” earned a nomination at the 2012 Jazz Bell Awards for Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year. In addition to performing and touring extensively with many of Australia’s (and now France’s) finest jazz musicians, Daniel has also played and recorded with U.S. jazz greats Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Leroy Jones, Rick Margitza, John Riley and Bob Sheppard.

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