Daniel DIAZ bio
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Composer, arranger, producer,
multi-instrumentalist. Born in Argentina, Daniel
Díaz has Spanish and
Argentinean citizenships and speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.
studied music in Buenos Aires (theory,
electric bass, harmony, counterpoint, ear training) and attended to several courses and clinics such as: orchestration with
Carlos Franzetti, Improvisation with Gary Burton, Production and Bass with
Pedro Aznar, Tango History and Language with Horacio Salgan, and Argentine
folkloric rhythms with "Cuchi" Leguizamon.
In 1992 and 1996 he travelled the USA where he studied improvisation (with
Bruce Gertz and Oscar Stagnaro
at Berklee College of Music In Boston) and bass (with Mark Egan and
Jones in New York City and Alexis Skjlarevsky in LA.). DD moved
to Paris in 1997 where
he took upright bass classes with Michel Benita and François
For 20 years he developed an important carer as a
session and backing musician in Argentina and Europe, playing other
instruments among with bass, and toured and recorded with many jazz, rock,
fusion, Latin and Tango bands.
he worked an arranger, producer and musical director with many projects and
artists the USA,
Argentina and Europe.
Since 1997 he lives in Paris, France, where he
continued both his session musician and his arranger/producer careers,
recording and performing
live all around the world. He played/toured/recorded with: Juan Carlos
Caceres, Raul Barboza, Magik Malik, Minino Garay, Elise Caron, Francis
Lalanne, Peio Serbielle,
Jorge Chaminé, Teresa Berganza,
Renaud, Miguel Angel Estrella, Tryo,
Alfredo Arias, Cuarteto
Cedron, among many others.
From 1992 to 1997, in Buenos Aires, he played his compositions live with his own band, and started a solo recording carer
with the worldwide release in 1995 by
North American label Green Linnet/Xenophile, of
his first album "The Years Alone". In this album Daniel Diaz composed,
arranged and performed 11 of his songs
composed between 1986 and 1993. He played most of
the instruments, but included guest appearances by some great South
He continued this recording career with "Segundo Ciclo" (1997) released worldwide by Timeless Records, and 10 more albums released
between 2000 and 2015. After his last CD album "Swan SOng" (2015) he
continued releasing his music (albums, singles and EP) digitally on all
streaming and download services.
On April 2019 his
streaming profiles (spotify, apple, youtube) included 470 of his
compositions recorded solo or in collaboration.
time, Production music, Films/TV:
2006 - Present
Late 2005 he started working for French publisher Cezame/FLE
as composer and producer-multi-instrumentalist for several albums on
their catalogue (Music library).
He continues his work
for Cezame and started a career as composer and
multi-instrumentalist for films, TV and documentaries, working for some
of the finest Music Libraries and Publishers
in Europe, U.S.A. and Canada (Sonoton, Getty, APM, etc). More than 550 of
his composition are licensed to these publishers worldwide.
He performs guitars and basses for the soundtrack of the
film Undertow composed by Selma Mutal, and continues his work as composer
for TV/Films. November 2009: he composed and performed the original music
for Tennessee William’s “Suddenly, Last Summer” directed by Réné
In March 2012 he composes and performs O.S.T.
for the short film « Quitte
Ou Double » by Alexandre Coffre
on Cannes festival 2012
In the present
Daniel Diaz continues this new career as on demand film composer while
he keeps producing and playing live at a reduced pace: concerts
with Raul Barboza Trio and Norberto Pedreira Trio, and his
own solo output.
• 2018 New 24 track album for Sonoton GmbH ACOUSTIC
• Composes and produces Damien J. Jarry's EP
• New releases (digital only) and produces Damien J.
Jarry's EP "Carnivore Garden"
• Digital release of some "legacy" albums
(unavailable on streaming and download services and produces Damien J.
Jarry's EP "Carnivore Garden"
• 2018 (since 2005) Production music composer,
commission music for Music Libraries and publishers:
Getty Images (119 tracks), Pacifica Music (20 tracks) and Omnimusic (13 tracks)
Sonoton GmbH in Germany (155 tracks), Music Vine (UK) (13 tracks)
Cezame Music Agency (Frédéric Leibovitz Editeur) in France, (235 tracks)
• Releases a double album, 28 tracks total;
• 84 new tracks uploaded to
• Contract with Sonoton for the release of DD’s 50 Snapshots.
signs with British publisher and online music library
• More than
110 tracks uploaded to
Soundcloud this year, not present on any other streaming service.
Experiments, collaborations, personal stuff etc. Some free downloads.
• Release of
electric basses, digital EP
• Release of
"landscapes, consonance & solitude". collection/compilation of some of his
favourite music for movies/films/TV
completes the recording and the on-line publication of a comprehensive catalogue of
multi-instrumentalists palette: 50 Snapshots
• New collections for TV/Films (released by
Sonoton GmbH) "Minimalist
Steel Drums" 30 tracks composed and performed by Daniel Diaz
released in December
• D.D. is invited to the professional encounters at the
Festival International Du Film d'Aubagne
tracks released by
Cezame Music Agency for their collection "Eastern
• New collections for TV/Films (projects commissioned by publishers) and mixed
first months of this year:
Delete, Erase, And Other Solutions.
• American luthier Andrew Drake developed in collaboration with DD a 5
string electric bass for Daniel Diaz's solo work, the
this instrument was completed in April 2015, the first recording with it
took place in July 2015, an example
• American publisher
Omnimusic releases a new album
a collection including mostly DD'scompositions (from his collections "Delete,
Erase.." and "Electronica Sensible"
New releases for Cezame, Getty and Sonoton (production music).
Bordertracks vinyl LP finaly released.
Starts recording his last solo album, Swan Song
• December 2014: releases a
collection of electronic music tracks created for different audio-visuals
projects during 2012-2013-2014:
New projects (artistic
and production music) :
Raul Barboza (Album for Cezame)
The Time (30 track album solo for Sonoton)
Themes, a collection of some of his best themes for films and
Just Bass (Album with Daniel Finot et Arnaud Rozenblat,
and arranging for Peio
new album with co-producer
Patrick Bebey. Featuring Giles Servat and Karen Matheson
check Discography for discography