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Daniel Hayles

Composer, Jazz Composer

Born: 1988


Daniel Hayles is a jazz- and groove-centric musician from New Plymouth, and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in jazz piano (PGDipMus) from the New Zealand School Of Music. When he is not playing at one of the many live music spots in Wellington City, Daniel writes and arranges music for local and international shows, visiting artists and bands such as the Rodger Fox Big Band, Orchestra Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and he is also gaining recognition as a Musical Director.

Daniel's first album, Eldest Of Five, was released in September of 2019. Daniel currently performs with such wide-ranging and prominent acts as Lord Echo, Louis Baker, Hollie Smith (including on her number one album Water Or Gold), as well as many local bands and artists. Daniel has just finished his fourth year as an Artist Teacher at Te Kōkī The New Zealand School Of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, teaching jazz combo, vocal ensemble and big band as well as guest lecturing in subjects of arranging, engraving, production and composition.

Composed (8)

A Crossing

for keyboard and drums, 2m 34s

Bok Choy

for keyboard and drums, 1m 40s

Feel Something From My Past

for keyboard and drums, 1m 42s

Hey Love, Yeah

for keyboard and drums, 2m 8s

Is This Him

for keyboard and drums, 2m 14s

Phase Choir

for keyboard and drums, 2m 16s

These Are For You

for keyboard and drums, 3m 38s

We Are Restless

for keyboard and drums, 4m 13s