Daniel Kemshell

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Guitarist and jazz musician based in London, UK. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Alumni.

Daniel Kemshell was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1996. He has graduated with a 1st class Honours from the BMus(Hons) Jazz programme at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and has also studied at the Jazz Institut Berlin (UdK) on the Erasmus exchange programme. He is now based between SE London and Birmingham, working as a musician, educator and composer whilst also studying on the Masters programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He is an active co-leader and sideman, leading his own groups showcasing original compositions and improvisation - amongst other projects. Recent performance highlights with groups include performances at 2016 BBC Proms, Sofar Sounds, Cambridge Jazz Festival 2017, Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2018, Birmingham Swing Festival and Birchfield Jazz Festival 2018. He works with the Cheltenham Festivals' music education and outreach programme - Musicate - where he has co-led creative workshops throughout schools in Gloucestershire. In Birmingham he also co-curates a live music programme named Jazz At Cherry Reds which showcases live jazz acts twice a month. In 2018, Daniel was awarded the jazz performance prize from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Available to book: guitar & vocal duo, solo guitar, jazz trio & quartet.

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Christmas, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Electronic, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Transcription, Composer, Songwriter, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Community music worker, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Julian D, 1 year ago

“Dan brought something special to our regular Saturday lunchtime listening crowd. The set included a gorgeous interpretation of Moon River, a spacey Paul Motian tune which took the audience safely and securely into experimental territory, and a joyous bit of Thelonious Monk. Dan and his trio don't do fireworks or flash, but they make up for this in droves with tasty, playful, contemplative, collaborative lovely Jazz.

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Phil R, 1 year ago

" impressive young guitarist with a lovely tone."