Arlene McDaniel Quartet
Arlene is an experienced pianist in the field of jazz, working in the Mid-Michigan area and beyond for 4 decades. She performs a wide variety of musical engagements from clubs and festivals, playing as a solo artist as well as in small groups, big bands, and wedding combos, both as a leader and side musician. Included in these venues are appearances at the Michigan Jazz Festival (Livonia), Summer Solstice Jazz Fest (East Lansing, MI), Lansing’s Old Town Jazz Fest, Kirtland College Performing Arts Center, East Lansing Art Festival, Creole Gallery, The Firefly Club of Ann Arbor and Soaring Eagle Casino (Mt. Pleasant, MI).
In 2020 Arlene began performing with the Lansing, MI based Latin/Salsa band, Orquesta RITMO, led by Mike Eyia. RITMO appears regularly in the Lansing area and at regional jazz festivals.
In 2010 Arlene’s quintet recorded a 3 tune Demo CD, including the original composition ‘Contemplation’. The quintet played the Summer Solstice Jazz and Michigan Jazz Festival in Livonia.
The 2009 release of the CD ‘Timeless’ by the Arlene McDaniel Trio has received airplay on local stations and online, around the country and across the globe. The bulk of the CD contains original compositions. ‘Timeless’ is available online at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com and numerous indy sites.