Daniel de los Reyes
Daniel de los Reyes
|Born||July 18, 1962|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Instruments||Percussion, drums, vocals|
|Associated acts||Earth, Wind & Fire, Zac Brown Band, Yanni, Chicago|
Reyes was born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. He is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. He received his early drum instruction from his father, Walfredo Reyes, Sr. His grandfather, Walfredo de los Reyes II, was one of the founding members of the Cuban orchestra, Casino de la Playa. As such he's a third generation musician. He is also an alumnus of Valley High School in the Las Vegas town of Winchester.
Reyes first gig as a drummer was for actor and singer Ben Vereen. He eventually played upon Steve Winwood's 1997 album Junction Seven and Yanni's live recording of the same year being Tribute. Reyes went on to perform with Ricky Martin at the 1999 and 2000 Grammy Awards. Thereafter he played upon Philip Bailey's 2002 LP Soul on Jazz and Earth, Wind & Fire's 2003 album The Promise. As well he performed on the 2004 Earth, Wind & Fire tribute album Devoted Spirits: A Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire.
During that same year he played upon the Jimi Hendrix tribute album Power of Soul. Reyes also played at a 2004 benefit show in honour of late Billboard magazine editor Timothy White. During the concert he performed alongside Don Henley, Sting, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Roger Waters, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and Jennifer Lopez. Reyes also featured as a drummer on Peter Frampton's 2006 LP Fingerprints and The Killers 2008 album Day & Age. He later played upon Brandon Flowers 2010 debut album Flamingo.
Reyes became an official member of country music outfit the Zac Brown Band in 2012. With the band he's twice been Grammy nominated and has won one of such. Reyes went on to guest upon Chicago's 2018 tour.
Reyes has also featured with artists in the like of Justo Almario, Gabriela Anders, India.Arie, Lindsey Buckingham, Vikki Carr, Cher and Sheena Easton. Additionally he has performed with artistes such as Gloria Estefan, Lola Falana, David Foster, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Chris Isaak and Patti LaBelle. Reyes has also worked alongside Ronnie Laws, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Sérgio Mendes, Wayne Newton Stevie Nicks and Don Omar. He has as well played with Donny Osmond, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie José Luis Rodríguez, Jon Secada, Shakira and Donna Summer.
He has formed his own entertainment company known as DrumJungle, Inc. and produces the "Rhythm Evolution!" show. De los Reyes has also invented the "Practice Pro Pad" and the LP "One Shot Shaker" musical devices.
- Grammy Awards with Don Omar (2005)
- Urban Latino with Walfredo Reyes, Jr. and Kamar de los Reyes (April 2004)
- 2004 Grammy Awards with Earth, Wind & Fire
- The Way She Moves - VH1 original movie (2001)
- Saturday Night Live with Don Henley
- Bette with Bette Midler (November 2000)
- A & E Live Inside Job with Don Henley (2000)
- Saturday Night Live with Jennifer Lopez (2000)
- 1999 Women's World Cup with Jennifer Lopez
- American Music Awards with Kenny Ortega
- American Music Awards with Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
- American Music Awards with Diana Ross
- American Music Awards with Lionel Richie
- Rick Dees with Gerardo
- Amigos Adelante—Budweiser
- Steve Winwood -- "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" (Adrien Lyons)
- One Life to Live
- Inside Job with Don Henley
- Feelin' So Good with Jennifer Lopez
- The Ricky Martin Video Collection with Ricky Martin
- Tribute with Yanni
- Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall with Yanni
- Yanni, Live from Toji Temple with Yanni
- Cuando Pasara with Rob Rosa
- We All Sleep Alone with Cher
(2001) San Rafael 500
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