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Daniel Wallach
Daniel Wallach

Daniel Wallach received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the instruction of Les Thimmig. Daniel has studied jazz with George Garzone, Steve Duke, Dave Pike, Greg Keel, Bill Sears, and Richard Davis. He has also studied concert saxophone with Daniel Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Winds at UW-Stevens Point. While attending UW-Madison, Daniel played lead alto sax in its Jazz Ensemble One and principal saxophone in Symphonic Band under the direction of James Smith. He has been a soloist with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Becker and the Madison Symphony under the direction of John DeMain.

Daniel is currently the professor of saxophone, director of the Jazz Ensemble, and instructor of Jazz History, Saxophone Quartet, and the Jazz Combo at Edgewood College. He has performed with the Temptations and shared the stage with Chick Corea, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power, War, and Morris Day and the Time. His former band Phat Phunktion has been featured as the house band on an episode of the Jenny Jones talk show. Daniel has been a frequent performer at the Isthmus Jazz Festival and other festivals throughout the country. He is an active educator, teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation throughout the Midwest. Daniel received an award for the music for the "Dejope" radio and television advertisement campaign he produced. He has recorded on the Sylvonics, Stellar, GoPop, Steve-o, and Kodos labels.