Composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist (bass, guitar, keyboards). Born in Lanus , Argentina in 1963 , Daniel Diaz began playing bass in 1980. In 1983 he started to study theory, harmony, and bass and a year later he was working as a professional, backing several singers in small clubs around Buenos Aires. During the eighties he kept studying (harmony, counterpoint, ear training, etc.) 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 1993 he traveled 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 Percy Jones in New York City and Alexis Skjlarevsky in LA.).
He played professionally in Argentina from 1983 until 1997 (playing other instruments among with bass) and toured and recorded with many local rock, fusion, folklore and tango bands.
He developed a career as session player, composer, arranger and producer both in Buenos Aires and Paris. His solo productions have been released in the USA, Canada and Europe.
From 1992 to 1997, in Buenos Aires, he played live with his electric quintet Maquina Dura (bass, keys, drums, sax, and percussion.) and his acoustic quartet Maquina Blanda (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, tabla, and flute).