Born in 1991 in Israel, Friedman started playing the piano at the age of 6 and was exposed to both classical and popular music. After studying at the Israeli Conservatory in Tel Aviv (Center for Jazz Studies), receiving a full scholarship led her to The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in 2016.
Some of the musicians and educators who had the biggest impact on Danielle’s development as a musician include Anat Fort, Rea Barness, Yuval Cohen, Steve Cardenas, Benita Meshulam, and Cecil Bridgewater.
It was a very hot summer’s day on the top floor of a Berlin Altbau. A spontaneous meeting, surrounded by frisky cats and indoor plants, led to the creation of this completely improvised album.