The awarded jazz musician, Daniel Hofecker started his professional career as a jazz trumpet player in 2008 at the Franz Liszt Musicacademy Budapest, where he was able to study with Kornél Fekete-Kovács and János Hámori.
After graduating in Budapest, he got accepted to the Kunst Universität Graz, where he took composition classes from Michael Abene and Ed Partyka and trumpet lessons from Stjepko Gut, Jim Rotondi. Daniel’s piece, the New Day: Dawnin’ won the first prize on the MJSZ Big Band Composition Competition in 2016. He and his sextet won the first prize, the best composition (Fragments – D.H.), the best arrangement (Black Nile) and few other prizes on the MJSZ Combo Competition in 2017.
Hofecker has been teaching on the annually organized summer jazz workshops of the Budapest Jazz Orchestra since 2016.
Daniel is recently an important member of the Graz, Budapest and Vienna jazz scene, where he had the opportunity to work with great musicians and bands including Mátyás Gayer, The Modern Art Orchestra, Dena DeRose, Renato Chicco, Thomas Kugi, Christian Salfellner, Milan Nikolic, Jelena Jovovic, Budapest Jazz Orchestra, The Graz All Stars Band, Mátyás Bartha Trio, Daniel Hofecker 6tet and The Coquette Jazz Band.