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Drum Set Artists

Daniel Dufour

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Based in Austin, Texas, Daniel Dufour is a musician with extensive
performance and teaching experience across the region as well as national
and international appearances. Daniel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in
Percussion Performance from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s
Degree in Jazz Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.

As a band leader, Daniel has released multiple recordings. Distance (2017),
Silsbee (2019), and Convergence (2020) feature all-original compositions;
Daniel’s release of Standards (2020) is a collection of standard repertoire
book-ended by free improvisational pieces. He has an extensive discography
as a sideman, notably on Red Willow by Sean Michael Giddings (2021),
Standard by Aubrey Logan (2021), and Caminando Con Papi by Pete
Rodriguez (2013).

Daniel’s credits include many jazz festival appearances throughout his career:
the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival, Jazz'S Alive Festival in San Antonio, the
SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival, Utopiafest, LuluFest, the Syracuse Jazz
Festival, and the Festival De Arte Nuevo (Chihuahua, Mexico). He has
shared the stage with world renown musicians such as Aubrey Logan, Andre
Hayward, Alex Claffy, Mike Sailors, Rotem Sivan, Lynn Seaton, Pete
Rodriguez, Gracie Terzian, Michael Weiss, Luther Allison, Marcos Valera,
Benny Benack III, John Dokes, Elias Haslanger, Dr. James Polk, and Randy

He is currently the professor of drum set at Huston-Tillotson University,
where he teaches applied lessons and studio classes. Daniel also instructs
privately and has worked as a clinician and adjudicator at colleges and high
schools across the country since 2015.

Daniel can be found most nights playing in venues across the Austin,
Houston, and San Antonio areas. He is an artist for Salyers Percussion,
Aquarian Drum Heads, Zildjian Cymbals, and Canopus Drums.

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