Daniel T. Peterson is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and teacher in Philadelphia. He moved to Philadelphia in 1993 and began to study and eventually perform with the legendary, Odean Pope. As a presenter he developed the acclaimed Philadelphian, original, music festival, "Collective Voices" from 2000-2004, collaborating with Mark Christman of Ars Nova and has been a champion for original music as long as he has performed in the area.
Over the years he has been blessed to play with wonderful artists like Dave Burrell, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman, Billy Harper, Marty Erhlich, choreographer Leah Stein, Toshi Makihara and many others.
In non traditional settings he has explored Brazilian music with Xande Cruz; reggae/rap with the Rawkus Brothers and the Dialects; rock groups Golden Smog, Grimace Federation and JB Schwakter; dance music with DJ Philip Charles; modern, improvisational settings with a performance of John Zorn's "Cobra" game;
site specific dance at the Eastern State Penitentiary with Leah Stein's "The Gate" and scored, performed the music for EgoPo's production of the Tennesee William's play "Vieux Carre".
As a sideman he has performed every 1st Thursday, since 2001, with Bobby Zankel's Warriors of The Wonderful Sound at Tritone, with the instrumental rock group Agent Moosehead since 2007, and with many modern, jazz ensembles including the Saxophone Choir, Matt Davis's Aerial Photograph and Puzzlebox.
As an opening act he has performed for brilliant musicians like Max Roach, Dave Douglas, Ursula Rucker and Christian McBride.
Daniel teaches clarinet,saxophone, theory, compostion, guitar and piano privately, as well as at Settlement Music School since 2004.
Currently, he is releasing his second CD, 5 Simple Worlds... and Ways of Getting There a multi-media song cycle that received a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum in 2007.