Jesus Diaz
Country of Residence:
United States
Cuban born percussionist and vocalist Jesus Diaz arrived in the United States from Habana in 1980. He quickly identified the San Francisco  Bay Area music scene as the grounds to establish his new home. His local and worldwide performances in collaboration with world renowned and acclaimed artists, are recognized for their contributions to the richness of an ever expanding musical genre worldwide.

Jesus Diaz has performed, toured and recorded with such artists as, Carlos Santana, Andy Narrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobbie Womack, Steve Coleman, Caribbean Jazz Project, Planet Drum, Talking Drums, Pete Escovedo / Sheila E, José Luis Quintana "Changuito", Giovanni Hidalgo, Rebecca Mauleón & Round Trip, Omar Sosa, Columna "B", John Calloway,  ConjuntoCéspedes, and QBA, among many.

As an educator, he has participated on several prominent clinics and workshops, including the Stanford Jazz Workshop,Jazz Camp West,Explorations in Afro-Cuban Drum,and Dance at Humboldt State University,and The Big Bang at The Netherlands.

 In collaboration with his group Talking Drums, which includes fellow percussionists Michael Spiro and David Garibaldi, he has contributed to various Warner Brothers instructional books and videos.

A multi-instrumentalist, arranger and vocalist, Díaz has established himself as one of the most in-demand performers and studio musicians world-wide. Jesus diaz is endorsed by Pearl Drums and Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Audix Microphones, and Remo Drum Heads.

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