Daniel Janke is an accomplished pianist, recording engineer, and has composed music for concert, theatre, film, and dance.
Daniel spent 12 years living and working in the Toronto jazz scene, during which time he toured and recorded with many musicians including Rick Lazar, Mark Kelso, George Koller, Artie Roth, Holly Cole, Perry White, and Ernie Tollar. He recently collaborated on a new CD release and toured with Montreal-based violinist Mark Fewer. Daniel is composer and pianist on the multi-media touring show Grubstake Remix, scheduled to perform in Berlin this coming September 2017. His piano style is informed by gospel, contemporary, and world music traditions.
Commissions include works for Standing Wave Ensemble; the Penderecki String Quartet; Nouvel Ensemble Moderne du Québec; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; violinist Mark Fewer; the Bozzini String Quartet; Array Music; and Longest Night Ensemble.
Film scores include Subconscious Password [NFB, dir. Chris Landreth 2013]; Touch [dir. Jeremy Podeswa, 2001]; and the TV series Northern Town [CBC, 2006]. He is also composer/director of the stage production and feature film release The Grubstake Remix.
Daniel is based out of his studio, Northern Town Films, near Whitehorse, Yukon.
For more information, visit www.danieljanke.com