Demetrius Daniel / Bio

Demetrius Daniel is a poet and musician who has resided in the Washington Heights section of New York since 1990. He is originally from Kensington,Ga. He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University where he was a member of the Marching Southerners and an English Major. After moving to New York, he became a middle school English teacher. He began reading poetry in 1996 at the famed Nuyorican Poet's cafe as well as the Knitting factory! Since that time, he has featured at venues in New York such as Nomad's Choir, Nightingale Lounge, Bowery Poetry Club, and Viviana Grell's Stark. He was also mentioned in the March 20 2009 New York Times article, "Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences." Demetrius has been a reader at KB's poetry series in Barnes and Nobles in Chattanooga. He has also performed at the Speakeasy hosted by Christian Collier. He has a CD entitled Word's Speak on CD baby.com. He has been published in Nomad's Choir Poetry Journal, Brownstone Poets 2009 Anthology and the online magazine, The Cartier Street Review. He is a featured trombonist on Fred Arcoleo's CD, "Seeds." Currently, Demetrius is working on a concept entitled, "Tromboetry" where his poetry is infused with trombone rifts and spirited singing! He reads and performs regularly at "Word Up" bookstore in Washington Heights as well as Paris Blues bistro in Harlem. He also performs with the sizzling hot rock and roll band, Curtis and Dilettantes. He usually performs in Washington Heights. He is a member of the newly formed, Uptown Music Verse Collective. He is a member of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. He also performed at the launch of the United Palace Cultural Arts Center!

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Artist Name
Demetrius Daniel
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Other / Spoken Word / Jazz/blues/folk

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New York, NY