Flamenco driven World Guitar Music with decidedly mature craftsmanship. Features layers of acoustic and electric timbres with ethnic hand percussion-Great songs in the world music genre with a jazz edge from former member of Ottmar Liebert's Luna Negra.
Daniel Ward has been an active part of the music industry for over 20 years. His performance experience with dancers includes national tours with Pablo Rodarte and Eva Encinias, work with Maria Benitez, and most recently, the powerful stage productions "Cabaret Ole" and Fuego Flamenco.
Daniel has also been performing jazz and all types of pop music since 1985. His experience includes the Telluride jazz celebration (with world beat group "Caribe"), national and international corporate entertainment with "The Pink Flamingos", extensive work with local groups and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, and toured as a member of Ottmar Liebert's group "Luna Negra" between 1997 and 2000.
Daniel is as comfortable being a soloist as he is playing within a group, and has wide recording experience as well. His guitar work can be heard on many soundtracks, commercials and CDs, including Robbie Robertson's TNT special and CD. Television appearances include a special for the BRAVO! channel with Ottmar Liebert, Sessions on west 54th ST in New York, and the San Remo Music Festival in Italy.
When he is not traveling, Daniel spends time performing and recording with local artists, writing music for PBS television in NM, and is currently offering his new CD "After the Storm".
He also played with the Santa Fe Opera orchestra in the 2005 season as the flamenco guitarist for Osvaldo Golijov's Opera "Ainadamar".