WHO IS DANIEL ARMISTEAD?
Daniel J. Armistead is a composer, arranger, and saxophonist in the greater Philadelphia area with a passion for creativity and performance. Over the course of his career, he has worked diligently with fellow musicians and colleagues alike to develop his compositional craft and mastery of the saxophone. Growing up, Daniel was exposed to music at an early age, with both parents being musicians, and through the start of his piano and saxophone lessons in the 1st and 4th grades. While attending the University of Delaware for his undergraduate degree in Music Composition, he studied with renowned teachers such as Todd Groves, Jennifer Barker, and James Ancona. He also performed in a variety of ensembles being the principle saxophonist in Symphonic and Pep Band, a regular soloist in the Jazz Band, and alto saxophone music section leader in the Marching Band. Although his primary instrument is the alto saxophone, he also has experience playing all types of saxophones, trumpet in his University’s Collegiate Band, and piano in his high school’s jazz band.