Daniel E. Wakefield is a film composer, songwriter, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist who has scored numerous projects, including feature films, trailers, podcasts, commercials, and other video.
Daniel has recently composed several musical works across varying genres. For director Sebastian Siegel's trailer for his feature 'Grace and Grit' he composed an electronic/pop song entitled, "Beneath the Falling Stars." For director David Stern, he composed the orchestral score for the feature drama 'The Forgiving' (available on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms), a haunting and beautiful minimalist score for cello and piano. With fellow film composer and friend Chris Wirsig he co-wrote several songs in the Scottish/Americana style of the show 'Outlander:' "Time Running" received several positive reviews from music supervisors and other composers with The Society of Composers & Lyricists, "Carry Me" and "Highland Memory" round out the trio; and an additional album "Mist and Moon" contain instrumental versions of the songs. In addition to writing for picture, Daniel also writes cues for the production library Counter Communications.
Daniel is also a producer and recording/mixing engineer, working on projects for singer/songwriters, as well as his own recordings and compositions. Daniel regularly performs and records on guitar, piano, trumpet, bass, and voice, both as lead and as support for other artists.
Daniel was born and raised in Colorado where he currently lives and works from his studio JONOLUMA. He is also a professor teaching music at Colorado Christian University. He received a Bachelors of Music from Colorado Christian University in Denver in 2002, and will complete a Masters in Music Composition from the University of Northern Colorado in 2022. When not working on music, he enjoys running, drinking coffee, and spending time with his wife Mariana and their three young boys.