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 recently wrote a song for Sebastian Siegel's trailer for his feature 'Grace and Grit' entitled, "Beneath the Falling Stars." He also composed the score for the recent feature drama 'The Forgiving' (available on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms), a haunting and beautiful minimalist score for cello and piano. Daniel recently co-wrote a song with composer Chris Wirsig as a pitch for the show 'Outlander,' written as part of The Society of Composers & Lyricists "Songdemic" session: "Time Running" received several positive reviews from music supervisors; Daniel & Chris continue to write songs together in the genre of Scottish/Folk/Rock and plan to release an album later in 2021. 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.