Daniel Bodwell studied classical double bass with Anthony Bianco at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied jazz double bass with Detlev Beier at the Hochschule fuer Kuenste, Bremen, Germany. He has played with Louis Stewart, John Wadham, Phil Ware, Michael, Hugh, and Richie Buckley, as well as many other excellent Irish jazz musicians. He performs regularly with Frankie Gavin and De Danann, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Quiet Music Ensemble, Declan O’Rourke, Jerry Fish, Duke Special, the New Irish Jazz Orchestra, the Nigel Mooney Quartet, Mary Coughlan, the Francesco Turrisi Trio, the Sue Rynhart/Daniel Bodwell Duo, and the New York-based Micah Gaugh Trio.
Dan performed at Silent Cinema in Galway together with Cesar Benzoni on the 14th of February 2023 during the Concert for Lovers.