Daniël Hopes



Daniël Hopes

On May 1, 2016, Daniël was invited to perform at the legendary Bitter End in New York City. Together with his friend Clarissa Mahanani, Daniël gave a memorable concert premiering two new songs, “Running in Circles” and “Spread My Wings”, written and composed especially for this occasion. A few days later, in Greenwich Village, Daniël met La Tanya Hall, a distinguished contemporary jazz singer and vocal professor. La Tanya recommended Daniël to Marlon Saunders, a singer, songwriter, producer, and vocal coach from New York. Some of Saunders’ notable collaborations include work with: Bobby McFerrin, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, and many other great world musicians. Marlon has been Daniël’s vocal coach ever since. Daniël’s single “No Regrets“, a US-Italian co-production, written in collaboration with Marlon Saunders and produced by RaoMusicProduction, was officially released in Amsterdam on January 12, 2018. “Can’t Let You Down“, Daniël’s second single with Marlon Saunders, was recorded and produced in New York at the Shelter Island Sound Studios in November 2018 and released in February 2019. Daniël’s debut EP “Dive In”, recorded at the Shelter Island Sound Studios and produced in New York City, was officially released on September 27, 2019. The EP “Dive In” was produced with the support of The Netherland-America Foundation and in collaboration with Marlon Saunders, Rich Ahee and Ben Thut. Some of the collaborators on this project include Kris Brooks, Matthew Sims Jr., Jess Birago and Gabe Cummins.

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