.facebook_2130231493Daniel Kölsch was born and raised in a small town in the beautiful black forest in Southern Germany. He studied clarinet & saxophone with some of the leading instrumentalists and performers in the country. Growing up in a musically very active environment, Daniel formed and joined a broad range of orchestras, bands and ensembles with performances and concert tours all over Europe. His musical styles evolved from chamber music, philharmonic orchestra and symphonic wind band to jazz ensembles, dixieland band, big bands, soul band and pit orchestras (musical, theater, etc.). Daniel has successfully participated in many solo, ensemble and band competitions as a performer and has frequently featured as a soloist throughout his musical career. In addition, Daniel is a certified conductor for symphonic wind orchestra, has served as judge at band competitions and teaches clarinet & saxophone.

Following his move to Toronto, Canada, Daniel has studied jazz improvisation with Jim Odgren and Gary Burton through Berklee’s College of Music (Online). Since December 2015, Daniel has been studying jazz improvisation with Tenor Saxophonist Bob Reynolds, often recognized for his work with Snarky Puppy and John Mayer.

Daniel is currently active as a performer in various big bands, bands, theatrical productions and as a studio musician. Among others, Daniel plays with ‘SOULidified‘ (tenor sax), the ‘Advocats Big Band‘ (tenor sax and clarinet), the ‘Big City Big Band’ (tenor sax), ‘Le Mardi Soir Jazz Orchestra’ (alto, soprano, clarinet) and the Toronto Mambo Project (lead tenor).