We are excited to announce award-winning musician and composer Daniel Pelton will be playing original, never-recorded music at Sidewalks to Door Locks.
Daniel has been playing saxophone since he was nine. Graduating in 2018 from the University of Calgary, he studied under award-winning musicians including Juno Award winner Allan Gordon Bell. Daniel’s training has made him a versatile performer in classical, jazz, and contemporary music styles.
Performing across Western Canada, Daniel’s acclaimed horn band Long Time No Time has shared the stage with notable acts, including New York’s Too Many Zooz. Among the band’s successes are winning a Best Canadian Independent Music Video Award and being nominated for the Jazz Album of the Year. As an independent artist, he’s worked with many different organizations and performers, recently playing alongside Canadian blues-rock powerhouse Jesse Roper.
2019 saw Daniel’s return to his alma mater to lead a new project. Long Time No Time and the University’s Jazz Orchestra would come together to record Daniel’s original big band musical arrangements, live. The recorded album, Big Time (Live at the National Music Centre), received attention from major media outlets.
As the Calgary Public Library’s Composer in Residence for 2020, Daniel focused on creating an environment for all community members to connect through music. Continuing with this work, his most recent project aims to make classical and modern music accessible to the general population. Started in residency, his 2022 original album, The Gold Coin Sessions, features a diverse array of Calgary musicians.
Daniel strives to build bridges through the music he creates. He hopes to inspire a sense of community and looks forward to connecting others through his craft for years to come.
Listen to his albums here: