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Cuban born percussionist and vocalist Jesus Diaz arrived in the United States from Habana in 1980. He quickly identified the 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.

A multi-instrumentalist, arranger and vocalist, Díaz has established himself as one of the most in-demand performers and studio musicians world-wide. As an educator, he has participated in several prominent clinics and workshops, including Berklee College of Music, SFJAZZ, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Drummers Collective NY, and Jazz Camp West… name a few. 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. For more instructional videos please visit
Jesus Diaz has performed, toured or recorded with such artists as, Stevie Wonder, DMB (The Dave Mathews Band), 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, and Conjunto
Céspedes, among many.

Partial Discography:
CARAMELO Jesus Diaz y Su QBA (Bombo Music)
EL JARDINERO Jesus Diaz Y Su QBA (Bombo Music)
DIASPORA John Calloway (Bombo Music)
TWISTED NOON Columna "B" (Bombo Music)
OAKTOWN IRAWO Greg Landau, Omar Sosa, Jesus Diaz (Tonga Records)
ROUND TRIP Rebeca Mauleón (Rumbeca Music)
FLORES, VIVITO Y COLEANDO, UNA SOLA CASA Conjunto Céspedes (Green Linnet Records)
THREE IN ONE Wayne Wallace (Spirit Nectar)
FIRE IN THE ENGINE ROOM Andy Narrel (Heads up)
SUPRA LINGUA Mickey Hart & Ryko Planet Drum
SPIRIT OF THE ROOT Omar Sosa (Price Club)
FREE ROOTS Omar Sosa (Price Club)
CUBA WITHOUT BORDERS Artist Compilation (Six Degrees Records)

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