Daniel Rotem Musician
I’m a tenor saxophonist and composer, born and raised in Israel and currently studying at Berklee College of Music. My parents had a very diverse and rich record collection, so I grew up listening to many artists like the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Astrud Gilberto, Cesaria Evora and Uriah Heep, and more. They have always been curious about music they liked and I learned at an early age that the genre and style are meaningless, as long as you love the music.
About My Website
I share my website and music with friends, I promote performances using social networks such as Facebook and MySpace.
I heard about Wix about two months ago from a friend who was using it to create his own website. I have never been too good with computers, but when I saw how easy it is to work with the Wix editor, I gave it a try and that’s how I came up with my website. For inspiration I looked at websites by some of my colleagues and musicians I respect (even though most of them were not created using Wix) and I tried to use the tools at hand to follow my vision. Wix is so easy to use! Regardless of my hard time with computers, working with Wix is so easy. There is a large database of templates you can choose from to fit your needs. All you need to do is organize the structure and upload the content (music, videos, photos, etc). People say my site looks professional, clean, beautiful and to the point. That is exactly what I wanted to achieve.
When I started playing the tenor saxophone at 13, I became more interested and focused on jazz. I love playing old standards and originals by artists such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Wayne Shortr etc. I also compose and enjoy playing my own songs, but I strongly believe that one should learn the history of his instrument and music in order to create something that is relevant and beautiful in the present.
I truly believe that in order to create music, enjoy the process, and have the listener enjoy it as well, one should not waste time or energy on negative thoughts: “will people like my music? What will happen if I mess it up?” Instead, one should try to get on stage and be as focused and grateful as possible for the opportunity to create music and share it with others. Of course I get nervous and excited before certain performances, but I try to have it move the music forward, instead of holding it back.