Guitarist, Tresero, Composer, Educator, Arranger
Dariel Peniazek is a musical representation of the modern world. Born and raised in Philadelphia, his interest in music from around the globe has birthed a unique amalgamation of sounds from an array of different cultures. Dariel aims to create community and facilitate love by blurring cultural boundaries through music. He is known for his unique and versatile approach to the guitar as well as his work on the Cuban instrument known as the tres. Dariel can be found performing as a leader with his own project or working as a sideman for many artists around the world. Dariel is also frequently contracted as a producer and arranger and has a deep passion for educating both privately and in clinics and universities alike.
In 2018, Dariel was chosen as a recipient of the Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Grant, Philadelphia’s premier jazz composition grant given to young artists who possess a unique vision for the future of music. Through this process, Dariel released his first EP as a leader: “Kalectiv”, a project which upon its inception went on to tour internationally. Dariel is currently working on his next EP, to be released under his own name in the summer of 2022. In his short but burgeoning career, Dariel has performed with such great artists such as Ariacne Trujillo, Arturo Stable, Yusa, Duane Eubanks, John Swana, Khemist, and many more. Dariel is currently based out of Valencia, Spain.