Daniel Yvinec first played oboe for about ten years, then guitar and electric bass before concentrating on the acoustic bass.
He studied at the Manhattan School of Music with some of today’s best bassists including Anthony Jackson, Eddie Gomez, Marc Johnson, and Harvie Swartz.
As an instrumentalist and arranger, he’s played and recorded with a wide variety of artists including: Salif Keita, Maceo Parker, Tania Maria, Suzanne Vega, Dead Can Dance, Riuychi Sakamoto, and David Fiuczynski. He’s also produced recordings for Blue Note, Universal, BMG, and Label Bleu. His CD’s as a solo artist include Recycling the Future (BMG, 2002), and New Morning (BMG, 2003).
He is a regular contirbutor to Jazz Magazine, Muziq, and authored a book of short stories entitled The Umbrella Man (Le Livre de Poche, 1992).