Puerto Rican Daniel Díaz was born with rhythm in his hands. And it has been his rhythm and his hands that have made him a unique artist in his class; as unique as his musical creation known as "The Tripandero". This ingenious creation, devised by Daniel in 2010, combines the rhythm of three frame drums that produce the sound of the typical Puerto Rican Plenera as a single instrument.
With the help of René Pérez of “Residente”, Daniel has set foot in more than 57 countries, showing the world his ingenuity and the musical power of his Tripandero. This young percussionist, arranger and composer has also collaborated with a variety of musical stars such as Calle 13, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Ricardo Montaner, Mon Laferte, Bad Bunny, Giovanni Hidalgo, Diego El Cigala, The Great Combo of Puerto Rico, Ismael Miranda ... and has performed on global platforms, such as the Latin Grammys 2017, hundreds of festivals around the world, Austin Live (City Limits) and Cirque de Soleil by Leo Messi.
Composer Daniel Platzman, a native of Atlanta, has played trumpet in a concert band, violin in a pit band, viola in an orchestra, guitar/vocals in a rock band, and bass in a Manhattan club. In 2006, he participated in the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
He is currently the drummer for the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons, with whom he shared the 2014 Grammy award for Best Rock Performance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Hal Crook, Sheldon Mirowitz and Ian Froman (among others), played in the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (led by Greg Hopkins), the Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra (led by Lin Biviano) and the Berklee Rainbow Big Band (led by Phil Wilson), and received the Vic Firth Award for Outstanding Musicianship as well as the Michael Rendish Award in Film Scoring.
The Isley Brothers
Daniel Rodriguez was born in Bayamo, Granma, Cuba. At the age of 15, he began to play with one of the best bands from the city, Fiverson as a percussionist.
From 2002 through 2007 he was the band drummer for the Hotel Meliá Varadero and Paradice, Varadero, Cuba after that the next 7 years in Havana. He played, recorded and collaborated with many artists from Cuba, including Alain Daniel, Raul Torres, Haila Mompie, Yomo (PR), Waldo Mendoza, E Yonky, Willian el Magnifivo, Adriano Dj, among many others.
From 2012 through 2014 Daniel played with Alain Perez, Irving Lara and Gustavo Galindo in Mexico City.
Since 2014, he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with, Arturo Sandoval, Karl Perazo, Carlos Santana, Eric Benet, Jose Feliciano, Carrie Underwood, The Brother Johnson, Cecilia Noel & The Wild Clam, Shadmehr Aghili, Willy Chirino, Becky G, Colin Hay, Alfredo Rodriguez and many more.
Currently, Daniel is playing percussion with legendary R&B artists, The Isley Brothers.
Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Michael Brecker, Screaming Headless Torsos, The Roots, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton
Daniel Sadownick grew up in the South Bronx and went on to earn his Master's Degree in Music at New York University. After graduating, Daniel toured with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra for two years. It was here that he made numerous contacts that would lead to tours and recordings with jazz greats such as: Michael Brecker, Dennis Chambers, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Richard Bona, Nat Adderley, Pat Martino, Dewey Redman and many others.
A versatile percussionist that does not limit himself to one genre, Daniel has spent the last few years touring and recording with such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Steely Dan, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Idol, Tony, Toni Tone' and Al Jarreau. Daniel is also a member of the New York based cult band the Screaming Headless Torsos, who were listed as one of the top ten bands in America in Musician Magazine.
Daniel’s album “There Will Be A Day” won a SESAC award for being one of the most spun records on national Jazz Radio.
Dani Markham, a Louisville, Kentucky native, initially discovered her love for rhythm bangin' on pots and pans in the kitchen. By the age of 8, Markham was gigging regularly with the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. She received her degree in Music Performance from The University of Miami's esteemed Frost School of Music. Her recent collaborations include indie-rock band, Tune-Yards, and Grammy nominee, Childish Gambino. She has appeared on Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, Jools Holland, and has been featured in Modern Drummer and Tom Tom Magazine. Markham is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura Pergolizzi (aka LP), Dua Lipa, Liz Phair
Born in New York, raised in Chicago and currently living in Los Angeles, Neal Daniels continues to be one of LA’s most in-demand touring drummers. Neal moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2009 and has since toured the globe playing with world-renown artists including LP, Liz Phair, Booker T, Rachel Platten, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Bea Miller, Daya, Léon, Darren Criss, and many more.
Like most drummers, the drums found Richard—he had no choice. He’s looked upon them with a fervent awe from as far back as he can remember.
Keith Moon was the first drummer who caught his attention, followed by the raw fiery passions of drummers such a John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell and Ginger Baker. Richard has toured internationally with Wishbone Ash guitarist Jamie Crompton, has played in Sunking with the likes of Bass legend Rudy Sarzo and Guitar great John 5, as well as the Poorboys.
After a hiatus to raise a family took precedence, Richard Danielson is now back in the game with Vintage Trouble. Commonly described as Otis Redding meets Led Zeppelin, this primitive soul/rock n roll band has been touring internationally for the better part of six years now, both headlining and opening for the likes of The Who, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Brian May, Lenny Kravitz and The Rolling Stones just to name a few. They’ve recorded two records and one EP, and have recently signed to Blue Note Records under the helm of Don Was, who produced their latest record 1 Hopeful Rd.
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