Latin Percussionist, Recording And Mixing Enginer.
Over 35 years experience in the world of Afro-Caribbean Music. Percussionist, Clinician, Instructor and Band Leader. Latin Percussion instructor and clinician for "The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music" from 1999 to 2006. Endorser for Evans Drum heads, Pro-Mark Drum Sticks, Sabian Cymbals and Rhythm Tech Instruments. Founder and Leader of BorinBomba and The Luis Diaz Quintet. Luis has worked with Brian Lynch, David Hazeltine, Melvin Rhyne, Peter Bernstien, Berkly Fudge, Eddie Butts, John Benitez, Rick Germanson, Ko-Thi Dance Co, Master Percussionist Dumah Saafir, Rumba Master Carlos "Quinto" Eguis - Aguila and Jazz Legend Buddy Montgomery. Luis and his Quintet have worked with "The Jazz Experience" an organization that brings Jazz to Milwaukee area public schools. He has conducted clinics and workshops for "The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music" with Dave Mancini and also with David "La Mole" Ortiz. For Milwaukee Public School Students with Ron Model musical director of the University of Northern Illinois Jazz orquestra and for Brookfield High School with Brian Lynch. Other clinics include The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, The University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Cascio Music, Milwaukee Tech College and The Percussion Gallery in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Latin Percussion Instructor
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
January 1999 - July 2006
Dave Hazeltine Group
July 1989 - September 2002
Had the awesome privilege to work with the great Pianist David Hazeltine and his incredible group with bassist Gerald Cannon.
Hanging with the great Cuban Percussionist, Singer and Composer Virgilio Marti in N.Y.
I had the pleasure to meet and sit in with the great Virgilio Marti at Boca Chica Restaurant in New Your City. He was so incredibly gracious to share his knowledge with me. I have been so blessed by this incredible experience.
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