Daniel Seifu is a professionally trained Ethiopian jazz, traditional and contemporary musician graduated from the Yared School of Music in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Before arriving in Australia in 2007, he was a resident musician, composer, arranger and teacher at the Ethiopian National Theatre. He has produced and performed in a number of initiatives in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), and City of Melbourne. He is passionate about bringing Ethiopian culture to the wider community through music, performance, events, and connection with local businesses.
Daniel is the founder and band leader of Ethio Jazz ensemble JAzmaris, He was a proud support musician and artistic curator for the music projects of the legendary Ethiopian legend performers, Mahmoud Ahmed, Alemayhu Eshete and Ali Birra on their Australian tour performing at the Arts Centre Melbourne and the MONA FOMA festival in Hobart.