Daniel Thatcher is a bassist/composer/improviser based in Chicago. His versatility and wide range of musical sensibility has lead him to be a mainstay in Chicago’s diverse music scene for nearly 20 years. Equally comfortable in the realms of jazz and improvised music, classical, musical theater, pop/rock, and experimental music, he floats freely.
He thrives as a bandleader, composing and presenting his ensembles Waterwheel and Storytime, as well as his continuously evolving solo work. As a sideman he lends his supportive presence to an array of original music ensembles, such as Origin of Animal, Lapis Trio, and Beveled.
Daniel’s broad interests also include extensive training in the healing arts, such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and massage therapy, practicing and/or teaching them alongside keeping a busy performance schedule. Always seeking to draw parallels between the arts and wellness, Daniel is also trained as a Certified Music Practitioner, providing therapeutic music in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.