Tennessee State University - United States
Sean Daniels has been playing all types of music for most of his life. Musicians that have inspired him include the late great Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jackson and Gary Burton. As an educator he has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Lou Rawls, Kenny Garrett, Tommy Newsome, Carl Allen, and Rufus Reid. He has performed in many prime venues including the Koger Center of the Arts in Columbia, South Carolina and the Chrysler Hall Performing Arts Theater in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Daniels has been a featured soloist with the Ohio State University Orchestra and the Fort Monroe Army Jazz Band. His CD Separate Vibes was released in April of 2007. The CD is a showcase of Jazz and Contemporary Classical Music. Dr. Daniels ahs studies with Jazz artists such as Gerry Allen, Dick Sisto, Hank Marr and Billy Taylor. His classical teachers have included Van Free, Dr. Cort McClaren, Dr. James Moore, and Paul Yancick. He has served as a guest/artist lecturer for the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Convention held in Columbus, Ohio. He has also appeared as a guest clinician at the first annual 2005 HCBU Band Directors National Consortium held in Atlanta, Georgia. Sean Daniels has earned degrees in music from Alabama State University, The Ohio State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the recipient of an American Society of composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) AND 2005 2006 Plus Award. His compositions are available through PerMus, Dutch Music, C. Alan Publications and Sean Sarah Publications. He currently serves as Coordinator of Percussion and Assistant Band Director at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.