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L.A. Spotlight Series: The Daniel Rotem Group

Cover: $20 // Show: 8:00pm

Enchanted by jazz as a teenager, Israeli born Daniel Rotem began playing tenor saxophone at age 13. He studied at Thelma Yellin High School and the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv, and was the youngest student to be awarded first place in Rimon’s Outstanding Jazz Player Competition. Daniel received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance in December 2013. Shortly after graduating Berklee, Daniel was one out of seven selected by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Burrell, and James Newton to study for two years as a member of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Masters Program Class of 2016 at UCLA, Herb Alpert School of Music.

While at the Institute Daniel went on a U.S. State Department Tour to Morocco, performed in Paris, at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, at the Kennedy Center with Al Jareau and Dee Dee Bridgewater, and had the privilege to lead and narrate a jazz history Masterclass and performance at the White House, hosted by the First Lady Ms. Michelle Obama.
Daniel has performed at venues and festivals around the U.S. and internationally leading his own group, and with artists such as Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Loueke, Josh Nelson, and many more.
He is endorsed by Gottsu Mouthpieces and has been a recipient of the America-Israel Foundation scholarship for 2010-2012 and 2014-2016.

Daniel’s debut album “Be Nice” was released in February 2017.

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