Daniel Ferreira Dias, was born in 1981 in the city of Santa Maria da Feira. He studied at the Professional Music School of Espinho and at the Higher School of Music and Performing Arts in the Trombone Course.
He was a fellow member of the Santa Maria da Feira Youth Orchestra. For two years he was part of the Banda da Praça da Alegria, an RTP program. He was part of the orchestra of
musicals by director Filipe La Féria, collaborating to date in the musicals “A Gaiola das Loucas” and “Annie”.
He has already supervised several Trombone Master Classes, on Pico Island (Azores), Aveiro Conservatory, Branca Cultural Center (for the Aveiro District Band Federation), Madeira Regional Conservatory, Mirandela Professional School and Amarante summer.
As a reinforcement in the Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra Regional do Norte, Orquestra Sinfónica da Póvoa de Varzim, Orquestra de Sonhos, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra da E.S.A.R.T. and Orquestra do Minho.
He is part of the Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra with whom he has performed in Europe and the United States. With this formation, he had the opportunity to play with musicians such as Lee Konitz, Dee Dee Bridgwater, John Hollenbeck, Perico Sambeat, Chris Cheek, Maria Schneider, Marck Turner, Kurt Rosewinkel, Maria João, Maria Rita and Mayra Andrade.
He is a member of the Portuguese Trombones Ensemble with whom he has recorded a CD (A Diferent Era). also part of Mr. MC and The Bones Gang, a project this group made by Portuguese tuba player Sérgio Carolino, with which the world premiere of the Concerto for trombone and tuba by composer Jorge Prenda in 2009 at the Cineteatro de Alcobaça. With this formation, several concerts were performed, including in Switzerland at the Geneva Metal Festival.
He is a member of the Funky Bones Factory project, which premiered at the “Festival de Jazz de Sines” and recorded his first album in December 2013.
He recorded with “SoulRichard”, “Azeitonas”, “Alberto Índio”, among others.
He is a member of the Portuguese Symphonic Band with whom he premiered the bass brass concerto “Constellations” by composer Daniel Martinho.
He is part of the Coreto project, with whom he recorded the albums “Aljamia”, “Mergulho” and “Sem Chão – Ao Vivo na Porta-Jazz”. He teaches at the Academia de Música and the Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho.