Daniel Dyonisius is a guitarist and composer from Jakarta, Indonesia. While classically trained, his music is at the intersection of jazz, rock, and blues. A mostly self-taught musician, he received the Paul Simon Award from Berklee. His musical work has since gained international acclaim through Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory and 7 Virtual Jazz Club.
Miles to Go (Demajors Records) is Dan's debut album and it includes seven original tunes and a fresh take on "Stella by Starlight". An homage to Indonesian composers, songwriters, and improvisers, Miles to Go is something of a spiritual journey through music, with soaring lead guitar lines to soothing ballads with simple melodic themes that counterbalance extensive and explorative improvisation.
The album features session musicians, Qadra Shakuhachi on drums and Hanhan on bass. Dewa Budjana (guitar), one of Indonesia's most renowned musicians makes a guest appearance on the opening track, "Freedom", adding delightful colours to the composition.
In the 2022 Anugerah Musik Indonesia (AMI Awards), ‘Miles to Go’ was nominated under two categories: Best Jazz Albums and Best Instrumental Music Production.
“When I heard Daniel Dyonisius’ new album, I was so pleased to see that he had created his own unique guitar style. Daniel combined his songwriting, arranging, sound, and (most importantly) played with so much feeling, into his project, Miles to Go. Congratulations Daniel! Your album deserves to be heard by many! Keep up the great work!”
“Daniel Dyonisius… an up-and-coming talent with a unique guitar playing style and compositions. With a strong rhythm section consisting of Qadra Shakuhachi (drums) and Hanhan (bass), Miles to Go packs a great album presented in a solid guitar trio format.”
Jim Worsley (All About Jazz):
“Composing excellent songs for fusion, rock, and blues is as impressive as the way he wields his axe.”
Laurie Burnette (Jazz London Radio):
“One of the best debut albums I have heard for years. A blend of jazz and rock, delivered with freshness, originality and sincerity.”