It’s been a very difficult year and on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, with all the grief and suffering surrounding this painful anniversary, Daniel decided to put music to Kaddish. I hope you enjoy.
Daniel has played live music at The Savoy, The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Hilton, Bestival, Lucerne Blues Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Hard Rock Cafe, The Ivy, Caffe Concerto, Cafe Rouge, The Gherkin, The Globe, The Shard, Piano, Piano Works, The Piano Bar, Bassoon Bar, New Players Theatre, RAC Club, Langham, Cafe de Paris, Ronnie Scott’s Phoenix Arts Club and many hundreds of private venues and events around the country.
Daniel’s repertoire as Pianist Singer for Private Events, Chuppahs and Simchot includes
– Jazz Standards and Rat Pack Swing from the American Songbook
– Latin classics from Brazil, Mexico and Cuba
– Favourite Hebrew / Yiddish / Ladino Ballads popularised by Shwekey, MBD, Avraham Fried, Levy
– Pop songs by Elton John, Billy Joel, Elvis, Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars etc.
– Soul/Motown tunes by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke
– Crossover Classical popularised by Boccelli, Pavarotti & Groban
Songs in 18 languages
Songs in 60 voices
Daniel Benisty – Eishes Chayil
Daniel Benisty – A Yiddishe Mama
Singer / Pianist / Bandleader Showreel
Medley of Italian / French / Spanish / Brazilian
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
Classical Pianist / Singer
Jazz Pianist / Singer My Baby Just Cares for me
London-born Daniel Benisty is a Pianist Singer, Jazz pianist, guitarist, songwriter and musical director. After some training in classical guitar and piano in his teens, Daniel undertook a postgraduate Jazz course at EJMA whilst living in Lausanne in his 20s. After travelling extensively and living abroad in Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain and USA for 12 years, Daniel re-emerged on the London scene in the early 2010s and has taken his performances to Music Festivals, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings and Songwriting Showcases. Fresh from appearances at Bestival 2015 on the Isle Of Wight, Daniel continues his residencies and performances in London either solo or with his Jazz band. Most weekends, Daniel is singing, or band-leading at private events. Enjoying occasional invitations to perform in Musical Theatre, Daniel recently took a lead role as the Italian Tenor Tito Merelli in a Players2 Production of “Lend Me a Tenor” to fantastic critical acclaim, and will be adding more shows and variety to his portfolio in 2016/17.
Whilst living in Switzerland, Daniel co-wrote an album with Muriel Dubuis (Head of Vocals at Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz School) and collaborated with the late David Richards (David Bowie, Queen) and Francois Planson (Theatre de Vidy). Collaborating in the UK with Jordan Brown and James Bacon, Daniel plans to release his first full-length album in 2016. Among his most enduring influences are Freddy Mercury, Elvis Presley and Jeff Buckley and indeed Daniel has either performed at, hosted, organised or musically directed Tribute Shows to each of these artists, in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, on Cruise Ships and all over the UK. A lover of live music and always searching for new talent, Daniel currently hosts and promotes two live music events and songwriting showcases in Central London.
A true eclectic with a taste for a dozen rhythms and languages, Daniel is an artist of unusual depth and breadth, who enjoys making events as interactive as possible, either by taking requests, or inviting people up to sing with him at the piano. As Musical Director of Caffe Concerto and past resident performer at the Ritz Club, RAC, New Players Theatre among other London venues, Daniel has accumulated a huge network of highly talented musicians and singers. Whether its a solo performance, a duo, trio or 12-piece band, Daniel has the experience and expertise to arrange the music and entertainment for a host of occasions. As well as making guest appearances as singer, musical director, actor, presenter or pianist at special events, Daniel is the bandleader of 2 bands: Soul Plated and the London Swing Band.