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Daniel Nissenbaum is a professional trumpet player, composer and film scorer. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


He attended Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in 2007 with a Degree in Brass Performance. He earned his MA from University of the Arts in 2015.


As a trumpet player and recording artist, Daniel has recorded with and/or performed with Donald Byrd, Marcus Miller, Bobby Rydell, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, MISIA, Darlene Love, The Drifters, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mary Wilson (The Supremes), The Marvellettes, The Toys, and The Disco Biscuits.

He currently performs in and manages the new NYC-based chamber music ensemble, "duotrio".


As a media composer, Daniel has worked for WaitWhat (Media Productions), The Smithsonian Channel, Chicken and Egg Productions, Nickelodeon and other independent companies. He has an ongoing position as assistant to composer Giancarlo Vulcano (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Briarpatch).

Until the fall of 2021, he composed music and wrote songs and lyrics for the many time Webby Award-winning (and Ambie-nominated) business podcast, “Masters of Scale”.  He additionally freelances with the music supervisory agency We Are Walker, collaborating on music for advertising and commercials.

An accomplished songwriter, he has placed as a finalist in the 2022 USA Songwriting Competition, a top-5 finalist in the Song of the Year contest, and semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition and the ISC (International Songwriting Competition).

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