Daniel Weidlein is a 2014 – 2015 SJW Jazz Mentor and is in his second year as a faculty member. Daniel is saxophonist, composer, producer, and singer originally from Boulder, Colorado who grew up attending SJW’s Jazz Camp. Now based in Los Angeles, Daniel graduated with degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Recording from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. He owns a small recording studio in LA where he has worked on a diverse array of projects: scoring films, producing pop music, and engineering and producing music for notable jazz musicians such as Bob Mintzer, Eliel Lazo, Greg Johnson, and Aaron Serfaty. Daniel regularly performs across the country with his quartet and quintet, and with his folk/jazz trio, The Vintage Modernists, Daniel has toured the world and recorded two records. Daniel has also been featured as an on-screen musician in various TV shows such as NBC’s The Sing Off and Fox’s Glee, and was most recently featured in the Golden Globe-nominated film Whiplash. Daniel is an alumnus of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and is thrilled to be returning in a teaching role, though he is equally excited to continue learning from such an enriching program.