Daniel Ian Smith

Daniel Ian Smith

Daniel Ian Smith is a saxophonist, flutist, composer, and currently a Professor at Berklee College of Music.  In 1992, he founded Big and Phat Jazz Productions to serve as the production company for his Jazz in the Sanctuary Concert Series, an independent record label Big and Phat Jazz Productions, and his ensembles and touring projects.

Smith has recorded and been featured on over 30 albums with artists such as Jack Walrath, Maria Schneider, Arturo Sandoval, Boston Philharmonic, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Patti Lupone, Michelle Rosewoman, Bill Mobley, Clark Tracey, Steve Berry, and more. The recordings and performances by his ensemble The New World Jazz Composers Octet (NWJCO) have received rave reviews in DownBeat, JazzTimes, Cadence, ArtsFuse and All About Jazz magazines. 

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