Daniel Urness

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Daniel Urness > Jazz Trumpet

dan-urnessDaniel Urness currently performs in the broadway orchestra for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Since 2006, he has been a member of the orchestras for Promises, Promises, Ragtime, and Grey Gardens, and been a substitute musician in over 20 broadway shows including Spiderman, Turn Off the Dark, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, and Mary Poppins.

Along with broadway shows, Daniel has played in many of New York City’s big bands including The Birdland Big Band, The Smoke Big Band, The Awakening Orchestra, and the Daniel Jamieson Big Band.

While staying busy as a performer, he has been a private trumpet instructor at the United Nations International School since 2006. A native of Platteville Wisconsin, Daniel started playing the trumpet at age 11 in the public school music program.

He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he studied with Robert Baca. He moved to New York City in 2004 when he received a full tuition scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz program. At The Manhattan School of Music he studied with Laurie Frink and Mark Gould.