Daniel Mancero Baquerizo (Quito - Ecuador, 1983) is a composer, jazz pianist, and computer music designer.
He holds a Ph.D in music from the « Centre de recherche Informatique et Création Musicale CICM / Musidanse laboratory » at the Université Paris VIII. As a composer, he was selected in 2017 to take part in the project Musique à l'encre fraiche (“music with fresh ink”) and published “Turgescences” for mandolin, guitar, and flute (commissioned by the CDMC — Ariam Île-de-France). In parallel, his work “Estambre Urdido” for an ensemble of 5 percussionists was selected for the “XIII Festival Ecuatoriano de Música Contemporánea” in Quito.
In 2013, was invited as both a composer and pianist to the International Vienna Jazz Festival as well as the Festival Iberoamericano de Música — Uruguay 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he was part of the artistic direction of the jazz trio Rarefacción (winners of the Festival Internacional de Jazz de la Habana 2008 ) and the music project Kichwa « Shuk Shimi Waranka Shimi » by Mariela Condo. From 2004 to 2017 he published 15 independent albums as a pianist, musical director, arranger, and composer.