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Daley, Joseph (Peter)

Tuba, euphonium, valve trombone, composer, educator; b. Harlem, New York, 6 August 1949. His father, John Joseph Daley, moved to the USA in 1943. His mother, Margaret Ann, moved to the USA in 1948. Both parents were from Montserrat, West Indies . His siblings are Nimrod Daley, Ruth Evelyn Kirnon, Benjamin Daley, Irod Charles Daley and Winston Daley, the latter a pianist and trumpeter. Daley married classical vocalist Wanda Doretha on 6/23/71. They have a son, Christopher Nathaniel Daley a daughter, Devorah Catherine Daley and a Grandson, Wynton Joseph Daley.

Daley attended Music and Art High School (1964-67) and the Manhattan School of Music (1967-73), where completed a Bachelors degree in performance and a Masters in Music Education.

Daley is a low brass specialist on tuba and euphonium. He has performed and recorded with Muhal Richard Abrams, Carla Bley, Bill Cole, Jayne Cortez, Bill Dixon, Dave Douglas, Ellery Eskelin, Gil Evans, George Gruntz, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Howard Johnson's Gravity band, Taj Mahal, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon, Hazmat Modine, Assif Tsahar and the Brass Reeds Ensemble, and more.

Recordings as a sideman:

Howard Johnson & Gravity: Gravity (1995), Right Now (1997); Ebony Brass: A Brand New Bag (1995); Far East Side Band: Urban Archaeology (1995); Liberation Music Orchestra: The Montreal Tapes (1989), Dream Keeper (1990); Not in Our Name (2005) (Ellery Eskelin: Figure of Speech (1993), Ramifications (2000); Phil Haynes: 4 Horns & What? (1991); Jelly's Last Jam (1992); Bill Cole: Untempered Trio (1992), Live in Greenfield Massachusetts (1999), Duets & Solos Volume 2 (1999), Seasoning the Greens (2002); Muhal Richard Abrams: Blu Blu Blu (1990), Critic Picks, Vol 1 (1997); George Gruntz: First Prize (1989), 25 Years (1996); Jayne Cortez: Unsubmissive Blues (1979); Taj Mahal: Happy To Be As I Am (1971), The Real Thing (1972), In Progress and In Motion (2000); Carla Bley: Social Studies (1980), I Remember Nino Rota (1981); Gil Evans: Svengali (1973), There Comes a Time (1975); Sam Rivers: Crystals (1974), Tuba Trio Volumes 1, 2 AND 3 (1976), Waves (1978), Inspiration (1999), Culmination (1999); Edward Vesala: Heavy Life (1980); Assif Tsahar Brass Reed Ensemble: The Hallow World (1999); Paradigm Shift: The Raw Field Recordings (1999); Dave Douglas: Witness (2001); Alan Silva & the Sound Visions Orchestra (1999), Taylor Ho Bynum SpiderMonkey strings (2005), BAHAMUT (2006)


Music Omi International Residency

National Endowment for the Arts Award for Music Composition

NJ Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award

MacDowell Colony Fellow

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellow

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