About Daniel Glass

Daniel Glass is an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator based in New York City. He is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music. A member of the pioneering swing group Royal Crown Revue since 1994, Daniel has recorded and performed all over the world with a diverse group of top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jose Feliciano, Gunhild Carling, Michelle Shocked, Melissa Manchester, Mike Ness, Freddie Cole, Air Supply’s Graham Russell, Marilyn Maye, the Hot Sardines, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, Luann De Lesseps from the Real Housewives of New York, and KISS front man Gene Simmons. Since 2010, he has been the house drummer every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club. In 2022, he released a new album with his trio, entitled BAM!

As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, including the award-winning titles “The Century Project”, “The Roots of Rock Drumming,” and “The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming.” Daniel has performed hundreds of clinics and master classes globally, appearing at many of the world’s top educational conferences and music festivals. In 2016, he launched The Daniel Glass Jazz Intensive, a 5-day event that ran in New York City for four years, and is now in its third year in Frankfurt, Germany.

A pioneer in online education, Daniel works one-on-one with an average of 50 private students each month who hail from five continents. His online courses, based on a unique teaching philosophy called the Motion Based System, have changed the lives and groove of thousands of drummers around the world.

Daniel endorses DW Drums, Sabian/Crescent Cymbals, Aquarian Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, Brushes and Mallets, Ahead Armor Cases and Drumtacs.


Photo Credit: Matt Baker.