Daniel Glass is an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator based in New York City. He is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music. A member of the pioneering swing group Royal Crown Revue since 1994, Daniel has recorded and performed all over the world with a diverse group of top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jose Feliciano, Michelle Shocked, Mike Ness, Freddie Cole, Air Supply’s Graham Russell, Marilyn Maye, the Hot Sardines, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, Luann De Lesseps from the Real Housewives of New York, and KISS front man Gene Simmons. For two years running, Daniel was voted one of the top five R&B drummers in the world by readers of Modern Drummer and DRUM magazine. Since 2011, he has been the house drummer every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.
As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, including the award-winning titles The Century Project, The Roots of Rock Drumming, and The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming. He is a regular contributor to publications like Modern Drummer, DRUM and Classic Drummer. He has performed hundreds of clinics and master classes globally, appearing at many of the world’s top educational conferences and music festivals. Since 2016, Daniel has hosted an annual 4-day Jazz Intensive in New York City, which draws an international student base. In 2020, he will launch the first Daniel Glass European Jazz Intensive in Frankfurt, Germany.
A pioneer in online education, Daniel works one-on-one with an average of 50 private students each month (who hail from five continents). In 2013, Daniel co-curated an exhibit on the history of the drum set at the Rhythm Discovery Center in Indianapolis, IN, for which he was awarded the Percussive Arts Society’s “Distinguished Service Award.”
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