2006Lekha Dodi
Daniel Cousin began his spiritual musical journey while an undergraduate at Harvard University, where he founded Charvard Chai Notes while earning a degree in cognitive neuroscience. He played at simchas from New York to New England, which he continued to do while at Albert Einstein Medical School. He amassed a collection of more than 100 instruments from around the world which he taught himself to play and began incorporating into his compositions. He worked in the hospital by day, while at night he performed at clubs around New York City with his group My Cousin’s Band, and became the house pianist for late night jazz sessions at Smalls in the West Village. He is currently a radiology resident at Yale’s affiliated residency, and performs with his wife, singer Laura Lenes. (www.chainotes.org and www.mycousinsband.com)