Freelance Drummer & Percussionist
Professional drummer and percussionist for 25 years for live performances and studio sessions in the U.S. and abroad,
with concentrations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and
Member of several groups and combos, and freelance artist for musicals and shows, and bands and individual
performers of a wide range of styles, including rock, hip hop, jazz, big band, Broadway, Latin, reggae, country, etc.
Expert on set, and hand percussion.
Bands include: Opus Two, BitterSuite, Jumpin’ Jive Combo, and numerous groups and accompaniment for combos
and solo musicians; University of California Los Angeles, California State University Northridge, and San Francisco
State Jazz Ensembles and Orchestras.
Percussion Section Leader of Granada Hills and UCLA Marching Ensembles.
Venues include: The Baked Potato, The Derby, Rasselas, The Roxy, Whisky a Go Go, The Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum, Moods, Planet5, and diverse clubs and venues worldwide.
Versatile: proficient in all styles: rock, hip hop, orchestra, Broadway, jazz combo, big band, Latin, reggae, country, etc.
Exceptional time and groove; musical and expressive; superb chops and improvisation.
Outstanding sight-reader; expert with odd times and click tracks.
Extensive studies in Central America: strong in Latin and able to communicate traditional Latin drumming via set.
Crystal Cruise Line’s Crystal Harmony, Show Band Drummer & Percussionist
Ship’s sole drummer. Performed production shows to click track with Orchestra (Septet), backed entertainers, casuals
gigs. Diverse repertoire, from Broadway to big band to rock.
Drum & Percussion Instructor
Instructor for individuals and ensembles of all levels. Instructor for Granada Hills and Thousand Oaks High Schools’
drum and percussion ensembles, winners of several first place individual and ensemble awards. International instructor.
Cruise Lecturer and Photographic Guide
International photographic lecturer, including as a speaker for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, with foci on photography
as a compositional and emotional art form, technical issues and resolutions, interaction with subjects, and applications
in social media. Also served as a Photographic Guide, offering personal support, and conducting get-togethers and
walkabouts on ship and shore, exploring visually, and sharing perspectives in a supportive environment.
ImageSails® Founder, CEO, Creative Director
Successful entrepreneur: Invented and Founded ImageSails, the world’s first high-resolution printed sails for art and
advertising. Granted U.S. and international Patents for this unique creation which delivers advertising and yacht
customization via photographic sails for sailboats and other wind-powered vessels. Part of proceeds aid Doctors for Santa María
de Jesús, a small community in Guatemala.
DANIELPHOTO.COM, Photographer and Owner
Professional documentary photographer and entrepreneur. Personally established highly successful photography and art
business. Winner of San Francisco Weekly’s “Best Photographer.” Exhibited internationally to wide acclaim.
Bachelor of Arts, Photojournalism, Music minor, San Francisco State University
Music Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles
Extensive private studies and performance with the Late Mitchell Peters at UCLA, Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal
Percussionist; Kim Edmundson, West Coast Recording Artist; Rob Carson, Kevin Murray and Tad Carpenter, DCI
Champions; Central American percussion and drum set masters.
Proficient with acoustic and electronic drums and systems. Extensive computer and technical knowledge.
University of California, Los Angeles, Music Scholarship. Center snare UCLA Drum Line in freshman year.
Section Leader of Granada Hills High School Drum Line, winning Southern California championships.
Numerous drum awards, individually and with ensembles.
San Francisco Weekly’s “Best Photographer.”
Granted multiple Patents and Trademarks for ImageSails: the world’s first printed sails for art and advertising.
Bilingual English/Spanish. Over 12 years creative experience in Latin America.
Extensive playing experience and solo travel history throughout the United States, Central America, the Caribbean,
Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Avid sailor and cyclist. Professional Photographer. Successful entrepreneur in sailing, advertising, and art realms.
Founded Doctors for Santa María de Jesús, devoted to bringing medical aid, art, and education to a small Indigenous
town in Guatemala.
Professional, personable, patient, kind, focused: an excellent representative with all ages and cultures.
Free to travel anywhere, anytime, for any length of stay, unencumbered. Current U.S. passport and vaccinations.
Numerous excellent references available on request.