July 10, 2024

Loren Daniels – pianist, vocalist, composer, lyricist Loren studied music at Hofstra University and Berklee College of Music before graduating from SUNY at Old Westbury with a B.S. in music and elementary education. He received an M.A. in music education from New York University. Loren currently teaches choral music and music technology in the Teaneck, NJ public schools. He has been a member of the faculty there since 1979. He is also music coordinator for Jazz Vespers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck.

As a composer/lyricist, Loren has written music for a variety of settings. Many of his original pieces are performed by the Loren Daniels Trio. 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.

Loren’s professional experience as a jazz pianist/ vocalist spans over 25 years. He has performed with such 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, Waren Batiste, Dave Brown and Johnny Maestro.

Reggie Pittman – trumpet, flugelhorn, composer Reggie Pittman is a professional musician with over 30 years experience in the music business. He actively works in the music fields of performance, recording and producing.

Reggie’s love for music began in Cleveland Ohio where, at a young age, he played the trumpet and developed his musical talent. As his love for the performing arts developed Reggie decided to further is knowledge in music, he earned his bachelor degree in Music Education and his Masters in Music Technology.

The bandstand is where Pittman’s predominate resume resides, he has had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the best performing artists in the music industry, and also recorded with many musical talents including: Sarah Vaughan, Louis Bellson, Lester Bowie, Branford Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Eddie Palmieri, Hank Jones, Aretha Franklin, Diahanne Carroll, Mitzi Gaynor, Joe Williams, Gladys Knight, The O’Jays, The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Allman Brothers, The Pointer Sisters, Queen Latifa, The Temptations………..

Television and Movies: Money Train, Malcolm X, “Loving” Soap Opera, The Tony Awards, The Apollo Night of Stars, One Hundred Years of Jazz ( Documentary), PSA for the Cleveland Pubic Schools. Recordings: Babyface, New Jersey Lottery Commercial, Five Guys Named Moe, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Figueroa, The Wheaton Family (Gospel), Lester Bowie and the Ohio Public Schools.

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