Latest Album

Daniel Thatcher - Waterwheel

Available 4/30/21
on Shifting Paradigm Records

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Daniel Thatcher is a bassist/composer/improviser based in Chicago. His versatility and wide range of musical sensibility has lead him to be a mainstay in Chicago’s diverse music scene for nearly 20 years.

Equally comfortable in the realms of jazz and improvised music, classical, musical theater, pop/rock, and experimental music, he floats freely.

He thrives as a bandleader, composing and presenting his ensembles Leaves, Empty Step, Storytime, and Waterwheel, as well as his continuously evolving solo work. The latter is represented by his recording Playing Favorites, released on ears&eyes Records. As a sideman he has worked with a wide array of Chicago’s luminaries, performing locally on stages small and large.

Daniel’s broad interests also include extensive training in the healing arts, such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and massage therapy, practicing and/or teaching them alongside keeping a busy performance schedule. Always seeking to draw parallels between the arts and wellness, Daniel is also trained as a Certified Music Practitioner, providing therapeutic music in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.