TUP Site Supervisor & Teaching Artist
As a native of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Daniel Wright grew up garnering musical inspiration from the likes of Terrell Stafford, Dave Bilger, John Swana, and Matt Gallagher. Being as diverse a trumpet player as possible has always been of the utmost importance.
From 2001 to 2006 Daniel studied Classical and Jazz Performance at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. During this time Daniel was a member of Groove Brewery and The Very Tall Band. Both groups, the former being a funk band and latter being a jazz septet, received a Downbeat Award in their respective categories.
Since returning to the Philadelphia Metro in 2007, Daniel has performed and taught extensively in the area as well as taken opportunities to perform at a variety of venues across the Northeast United States and Canada.
Currently, as a member of the Philly Pops, Daniel recently performed in concert series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Mann Center, and The Met Philly. He’s also recently toured with, as well as performed a series of spot dates, with Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Seal. Additionally, he is in his tenth year as a Brass Instructor for Tune Up Philly, teaches Music Theory at the University of the Arts, and teaches Jazz Trumpet and Jazz Small Group at University of Penn.