2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Winner for "Pushing the Boundaries" and "Instrumental Group of the Year"
2012 Independent Music Award Winner; nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards
Daniel Akira Stadnicki is an award-winning drummer and percussionist based in Edmonton, Alberta. Originally from the suburbs of Toronto, Daniel has quickly become a key fixture in Edmonton's thriving roots, jazz, and world music scenes, including work with: Farhad Khosravi, Maddie Storvold, Braden Gates, Christine Hanson, Bardic Form, Cristian de la Luna, Spencer Murray and Pipeslinger, Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective, Martin Kerr, Daniel Gervais, Jeremiah McDade, Elliot Thomas, Billie Zizi, Dana Wylie, Audrey Ochoa, and the Northland Trio.
Inspired by found-sounds, eclectic timbres, and deep, vintage drum tones, Daniel thrives in string-based, acoustic music settings and has a passion for learning folk music traditions from around the world. Adopting an integrative approach to world percussion and drum set, Daniel draws from his studies with Grant Taylor (The Salads), Rick Gratton, Barry Romberg, Kwasi Dunyo, Rick Lazar, Ruben Esguerra, Paul Ormandy, and Patrick Graham.
Over the past 20 years, Daniel has worked with a number of Canada's finest singer/songwriters and instrumentalists, including Jaron Freeman-Fox, Liam Russel, Lisa Conway, Ken Whiteley, Mike Evin, Hannah Georgas, the Weather Station, Kevin Breit, and that one time in Whitehorse, YK with legendary Canadian act, Moist. As a teenager, Daniel was a member of the rock band, Serial joe, which led to heavy touring across Canada; performing at Woodstock 1999; opening for KISS on a Western Canadian tour; Gold Records; getting banned from performing at London Ontario's Western Fair; and other surreal and crazy things.
Daniel proudly endorses Murat Diril Cymbals.
Spencer Murray and Pipeslinger
Dana Wylie's album nominated for
2018 CFMA Award!
Liam Titcomb "Shuter Street Sessions" (Double Dorje Records, 2013)
"Reach Out to the Darkness" (Live) with Martin Kerr (2018)
"Duetymology" (Live) with Jaron Freeman-Fox (2018)
"Dana Wylie - "The Earth That You're Made Of" (Live) (2017)
Jaron Freeman-Fox and the OOE, Live in Helsinki - "Flabbergasp" (2014)
Jaron Freeman-Fox, "Auctioneering Everything" (Official Video) (2014). Video by Ben Clarkson
"Get Behind the Mule" (Live Tom Waits Cover) - Blue Skies Festival (2014). Video by Fine Tippery Productions
"Into the Mystic" (2012), with Liam Titcomb.
Sal Piamonte Band - "Get Up, Get Up" (2011)
"Hallelujah Leonard Cohen Hallelujah" (Live) with JDana Wylie (2018)
Daniel Gervais and 2E Fiddle - "Reel of Isabelle" (2017)