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Raised in the Bay Area, David Flores began his musical journey at age three when he began playing his first set of drums. The son of a bass player, David was born into the rhythm section while sitting behind his father’s bass rig and his uncle’s drum set. This profound introduction into the world of live music would carve a life-long path for this tireless student, performer, and educator.

David is adept at playing Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Brazilian, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban, and Orchestral compositions. Although he is a drum set player at heart, David is also a skilled hand-percussionist. David has had the honor of working with local and international trailblazers including: Lauryn Hill, Donna Summer, Randy Brecker  Armando Peraza, Pete Escovedo, Orestes Vilato, Jesus DiazJohn SantosMichael Spiro, Jerry Gonzales, Paquito De Rivera, Steve TurreGreg LandauBobbi CéspedesMark LevineRay Vega, Larry Harlow, Charlie Musselwhite,  Rebecca Mauleon-SantanaMickey HartMelvin SealsRusty ZinnMarc Bamuthi JosephMary Wilson of the Supremes, and Ska Cubano.