Daniel Cohen was born and raised in Israel. He started playing the alto saxophone at the Kfar Saba Conservatory at the age of 11. He was invited to an improvisation class together with high school students when he was 12 years old, led by Sasha Kantzberg. By the age of 13, he was playing the tenor saxophone with the municipal high school Big Band.
Daniel studied at the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of the arts and the Tel Aviv Conservatory. His first competition was in 2014 in Rostov Russia, at the International competition for jazz. He won first place for ages 16-21 and the second was in 2017 winning second place for ages 21-30.
Daniel participated in the Young Jazz Ensemble Competition at the Red Sea Jazz Festival – winter and summer. The ensembles performed at both the winter and summer 2018 Red Sea Jazz festivals.
Each summer Daniel has participated in summer workshops around the world with renowned musicians.
Rimon Summer Workshop – School of Music
Youth workshop – Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat.
Humber College of Music – Toronto Canada
Berklee Summer Workshop Boston, USA
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy under the direction of Mr. Christian McBride, Aspen Colorado, USA.
Scholarship recipient Tel Aviv Conservatory (Stricker)
A scholarship recipient from the Zfunot Tarbut Foundation
Scholarship recipient America -Israel Cultural Foundation, Keren Sharett