Trumpet and Flugelhorn player Daniel Herrera delivers melodic stories with style and grace. Having developed a unique sound drawing from jazz, funk, r&b, and even reggae, he captivates audiences with an effortless approach, stellar musicianship, and a charming demeanor. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, playing some of the world's most renowned jazz and music festivals.
Daniel is co - founder and manager of two bands. Honor Brass Band is collection of top bay area brass musicians that pay homage to the music of New Orleans and create a party every time with searing pop and funk arrangements! Fine And Mellow is all about jazz. "Fine And Mellow was really created so we could play the music we love, small group jazz featuring a vocalist. Much of the reason I began playing jazz was the singers, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Ella, you know..."
Daniel is also a full time member of Thrive, a nationally touring Reggae band that has performed and toured with some of the biggest names in Reggae. They recently released their fourth album "Be Love" that has been welcomed with critical acclaim, and has been said to be their best work yet!
Fine and Mellow is comprised of vocalist Lilan Kane, and flugelhorn/trumpeter Daniel Herrera. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they incorporate guitarists, pianists, and upright bassists to enrich the jazz and soul elements found in their diverse and timeless repertoire. With song selections spanning jazz standards, pop favorites, bossa nova, and classic R&B, the band reinvents each piece with artistry and finesse creating a sound that is comfortable and creative.
Introducing brand new -- Honor Brass Band -- a brass band for all occasions. Looking for that New Orleans sound with a Bay Area twist? We've got it. Honoring the traditional New Orleans repertoire with classics like "When The Saints Go Marching In," "Down By the Riverside," and "A Closer Walk With Thee," we also incorporate soul and contemporary songs from artists like Marvin Gaye, Nirvana, and Camila Cabello, and more.
Honor Brass Band is led by trumpeter Daniel Herrera and boasts some of the top level brass musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. HBB features the classic New Orleans second line instrumentation of trumpet, trombone, tuba, tenor sax, snare drum, and bass drum.
Our Brass Band is perfect for parties, weddings, marches, parades, and also to honor your loved ones at funerals and memorials.
Since 2008 Santa Cruz based Pop/Rock/ Hybrid-Reggae band Thrive has been paving its path in the music world.
In October 2010 the relatively unknown band put out its album Gratitude Attitude and would shock the scene. The album would reach number four on the iTunes Reggae Charts and would start the motor for the machine that is called Thrive.
Thrive would build on its success with regional tours with front running reggae artists SOJA, Iration and Tribal Seeds, along with statewide headlining tours on their own and massive shows with other artists including Rebelution, JBoog, The Green and Katchafire.
With founders Aaron Borowitz (Lead vocals/guitar) and Kenny Rogers (lead vocals/drums) building the foundation for the band, they are now joined with seasoned saxophonist and vocalist Scott Schipper, bassist Andrew Forgy and most recently multi-instrumentalist talent Matt Masih on keyboards and vocals.