Teacher Profile: Daniel Belloso

Daniel Belloso

Daniel Belloso

Instrument(s): Drums, Percussion

City: Miami/South Florida


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About Daniel Belloso

Daniel Belloso was born in 1990 in Caracas Venezuela. He began to play music at the age of 15 years old with nationals percussionists such as; Cruz Quintana, William Mora, Angel Utrera and Jesus Bosques, playing latin percussion.

Daniel began his academic formation at the Institute Of Musical Studies (IUDEM) where he attended lessons from the master Roberto " El Lobo" Moreno and started to play with the Contemporary Music Ensemble at The Experimental National University of The Arts . He later continued his studies at the Jose Angel Lamas Conservatory Of Music simultaneously with the Simon Bolívar Conservatory where he entered into the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela (ElSistema), there he become one of the master Patricio "el chino" Diaz ´s students at his afrocuban percussion program, complementing afro Venezuelan percussion classes with the master Javier Suarez .

Mr. Belloso has received master classes from great artists such as Luisito Quintero, Giovanni Hildago, Patricio "el chino" Diaz, Roberto Moreno, Ralph Irizarry, Alfredo Naranjo, Miguel Urbina, Diego "el negro" Alvarez. In 2010, he enters to the Simon Bolivar Latin Caribbean Orchestra and 2 years later he joined the Simon Bolivar Big Band Jazz, participating in national and international festivals like Caracas Jazz Festival 2014, VIII Festival Of Youth, Internacional Jazz Festival Barquisimeto 2012, Internacional percussion Festival Of Guanare 2012, and others.

Daniel has played as special guest with several orchestras like Simon Bolivar Saxophones Ensemble, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Band and he has been acompanying artist like Ruben Blades, Nestor Torres, Trio los Panchos, Marta Serra Lima, Alfredo Naranjo, Los Cadillacs, Oscarsito, Benavides, Divine, Jonathan molly, Miles Peña, Andres Briceño, Jass-Neology (Javier Josue Pinto), Perfusión (Javier Suarez). In 2014 he participated in two important recordings, the first one with the Simon Bolivar Latin Caribbean Orchestra, and the other one as special guest with the Simon Bolívar Orchestra Of Venezuela, in the same year he gave many percusion classes in several states of Venezuela with other musicians from the Simon Bolivar Big Band Jazz.

In mid-2016, he performed a successful international tour of the United States accompanying a fusion jazz band called Nzila afrobeat proyect, a project that will broadcast and merge Afro-Venezuelan and African rhythms with genres such as funk, acid jazz, Neo Soul among others.

In 2017 Daniel had the opportunity to play in the first Big Band concert called Raices Jazz Orchestra, directed by Pablo Gil, composed by musicians such as Rodner Padilla, Roberto Moreno, Gil Pablo, Adolfo Herrera, Hugo Fuguet, Johan Escalante, Anthony Perez , Among others and where special guests like Maria Rivas, Tony Succar, Henry Linarez and Juan Ernesto Laya participate.

In 2019 he participated in the International music festival called Carnival on the mile, playing with the great flute player Nestor Torres, winner of multiple Grammys. Currently, Daniel is sponsored by three major percussion instrument companies in the United States (Soultone Cymbals, Vater Percussion and Tyccon Percussion).

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