Pianist, Vocalist, Composer and Lyricist


Jazz Pianist / Vocalist  Loren’s professional experience spans over 25 years, performing with such notable musicians as Calvin Hill, Craig Harris, Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid and others. He currently performs with his own bands in the Greater NY area and in the Catskills.

Composer / Lyricist –  Loren has written music for a variety of settings.  Many of his original pieces are performed by the Loren Daniels Trio and The Reggie Pittman / Loren Daniels Quartet. He has composed several highly successful musicals for elementary school students.  Loren collaborated with choreographers Joanne Koob and Susan Cherniak and composed new music for a series of modern dance performances that were reviewed in the New York Times.  Loren composed and arranged music for two original theatrical productions, “The Man Was King” by Lottie Porch and “A Watch on King” by Veona Thomas.  A suite of his choral pieces based on phrases from the Declaration of Independence recently had its premiere performance and the Teaneck Community Chorus has commissioned and performed several of his choral pieces including, “A Place At The Table” and “I Like Jazz”.  Loren has also composed, performed and recorded original soundtrack music which has been used on the Today Show and other NBC programs.

Producer / Recording Artist –  Loren has produced and recorded several full-length albums for various bands and artists, including The Reggie Pittman / Loren Daniels Quartet, Macy Chen, and The August Riska Trio. 

Music Educator – For over 30 years Loren taught choral music and music technology in the Teaneck, NJ public schools, in addition to private instruction in music. He is the music coordinator for Jazz Vespers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck.


Masters Degree in Music Education
New York University

Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Elementary Education
SUNY at Old Westbury

Music Studies
Hofstra University
Berklee College of Music


• 30 plus years as professional performer and composer

• Over 25 years as music educator, both public and private

• Over 20 years experience in professional music production- producing, recording



Loren is an seasoned band leader, instrumental and vocal performer, and music producer. Areas of expertise include performing, producing, composing, arranging and teaching.




The Reggie Pittman / Loren Daniels Quartet

The Loren Daniels Trio

One More Once Big Band

Bradford Hayes Quartet

Macy Chen

The August Riska Trio

Brian Princing Group


Loren’s has performed with many notable musicians as Calvin Hill, Craig Harris, Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid, Makonda (Ken) McIntyre, Dan Willis, Warren Smith, Richard Harper, Fred Hendrix, Jim DeAngelis, David Demsey, Jimmy Owens, Andrei Strobert, Billy White, Jeff Sheloff, Alonzo Gardner, Reggie Pittman, Tim Horner, Eliot Zigmund, Lauren Hooker, Bradford Hayes, Mark Ivan Gross, David Robinson, Greg Searvance, Bruce Jackson, Bill Moring, Mike Richmond, Takashi Otsuka, Jackie Jones, Warren Batiste, Martin Wind, Joris Teepe, Joe Sharone, Dave Hessel, Dave Brown, Johnny Maestro and Macy Chen.