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Daniel Ferruz

Daniel Ferruz is a pianist and composer based in Barcelona since 2014.

After completing his professional degree in Music at the CPM in Zaragoza, he moved to Barcelona, where he obtained a higher degree in music specializing in piano jazz at the Conservatori del Liceu de Barcelona. He has studied with Roger Mas, Albert Bover, Marco Mezquida and, during his stay in Groningen (The Netherlands), with teachers such as Jasper Soffers and Rob van Bavel. He has also received complementary training from musicians such as Fred Hersch, Ethan Iverson, Mike Kanan, David Berkman and Kevin Hays.

Subjects: Piano

Biography

His current musical activity is focused on his project as a quartet leader, along with Joan Mas on sax, David Mengual on double bass and Adrià Claramunt on drums. In spring 2019, he released his first album of original compositions: Noctis (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2019).

In addition, Daniel Ferruz is one of the main arrangers and also the keyboardist in the Jamaican jazz band Drop Collective, with whom he recorded the album Stormin’ (La Panchita Records, 2018).

Active on both the Zaragoza and Barcelona scenes, he has been part of the program of Jamboree Jazz Club, Zaragoza Jazz Festival, Barcelona Jazz Festival, Sala Barts, Nova Jazz Cava de Terrassa, Rock & Blues Café Zaragoza and El Plaza Jazz Club de Madrid, among others.

He combines his musical activity with teaching. He currently teaches piano at the Taller de Músics Escola de Música and at the Pilar Villanueva school in Sant Boi de Llobregat. Previously, he was a member of the teaching staff at the American Lake Music school in Gavà, the Tallers de Música school in Sant Just Desvern and the CMA Las Armas in Zaragoza. He also gives private piano and music theory classes.

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