Biography

Photograph by Aubre Hill.

Photograph by Aubre Hill.

Daniel Aaron Rosenboom (b. 5/7/1982) is a creative and prolific trumpet artist, composer, and producer. Named the “Face To Watch” in Jazz for 2013 by the Los Angeles Times, he has been recognized with grants and awards from ASCAP, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, the American Composers Forum, and the Meet the Composer foundation. As a soloist, collaborator, and bandleader, he has been featured on renowned stages and festivals around the world, from the Monterey Jazz Festival to Madison Square Garden, the Hammersmith Apollo, and the Hollywood Bowl.

Rosenboom has recorded six full-length albums under his own name. His most recent studio album, Fire Keeper, was released on Orenda Records in March of 2014 to much international critical acclaim. Additionally, he has released three full-length albums with his “hardcore-Balkan-jazz-rock” group PLOTZ!, four full-length albums with his “spontaneous composition” jazz-rock group DR. MiNT, and has appeared as a featured collaborator on albums by Vinny Golia, Harris Eisenstadt, the Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra, Jose Gurria-Cardenas's Gurri Sonic, Trevor Anderies, Dorian Wood, David Rosenboom, RootSystem, Geoff Gallegos’s NineNet, Killsonic, Got Monk?, Orkestar Mézé, and The Industrial Jazz Group.

Daniel plays regularly with The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet and Septet, PLOTZ!, the Vinny Golia Sextet, DR. MiNT, and the Modern Brass Quintet, and has twice toured the world as multi-platinum pop singer Josh Groban's trumpet soloist. He has appeared as a featured artist and collaborator on such renowned international festivals as the Monterey, Angel City, and Hague Jazz Festivals, and at many more prestigious stages and institutions. He also records regularly for motion pictures, television, and video games in the legendary recording studios of Los Angeles. As a classical free-lance musician and noted interpreter of modern and avant-garde music, he has performed with some of the elite groups and musicians in Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Monday Evening Concerts, Southwest Chamber Music, the Long Beach Opera, and many of the regional orchestras in the Los Angeles area. 

In January of 2013 he co-founded Creative Underground Los Angeles, a collective of musicians, visual artists, dancers, and writers focused on the rapid and consistent production of high-quality, inter-disciplinary fringe art, and the galvanization of a thriving but often disperate scene of creative, experimental artists. 

In January of 2014, he founded the independent record label, Orenda Records, in an effort to promote his community of like-minded musicians in Los Angeles and beyond.

Daniel holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, UCLA, and California Institute of the Arts and his teachers have included James Thompson, Jens Lindemann, Edward Carroll, Roy Poper, Wadada Leo Smith, John Fumo, Vinny Golia, Larry Koonse, and Miroslav Tadic. Other mentors have included Rosalina Sackstein, Roy Poper, Stanley Friedman, Mark Gould, Markus Stockhausen, Thomas Stevens, Stephen Burns, and Gabrielle Cassone.

Daniel Rosenboom is a Yamaha Performing Artist.