Basic Background Info

Birth: July 18, 1962
Location: New York City, New York
Band: Independent
Genres: Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Occupation: Musician


Daniel de los Reyes is one of many talented musicians in the Cuban and Puerto Rican de los Reyes family. Daniel de los Reyes' father, Walfredo Sr., was one of Cuba's most prominent drummers and his brother Walfredo Jr. is also a drummer. His grandfather Walfredo II founded the Cuban orchestra Casino de la Playa.

Daniel was born in New York City, but he grew up in both Puerto Rico and Las Vegas, Nevada. He closely studied under his father to become part of yet another generation of prominent musicians from the de los Reyes family.

Daniel has performed with Don Henley, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sting, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Winwood, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Yanni, Shakira, Lionel Richie, and Patti Labelle. His performances have ranged from stage and studio, to television and film. Regardless of venue, they are consistently exuberant and provide their audiences with powerful musical demonstrations.

After two decades of accompanying other musicians, Daniel created his own entertainment company called DrumJungle, Inc. DrumJungle has their own show, Primal, but also fulfills client requests for drum and percussion performances.

DRUM! Magazine had this to say about Daniel’s impressive accolades: "As a highly acclaimed percussionist, performer, producer, clinician, and inventor, Daniel de los Reyes is a rare example of someone who possesses the right combination of intelligence, experience, connections, and guts that separates himself from the masses. His pedigreed upbringing allows him to dream big, his years of paying dues on the road allow him to filter these ideas with a business-minded sieve, and his passion for life and music--they are one in the same for him--allows him to pursue worthy ideas with the level of energy and enthusiasm that they demand. He's a visionary with the drive to execute. But above all, he is and always has been one single thing - a drummer.”


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1993 En Gira Emmanuel
2001 Telarc Sampler Various Artists
2001 San Rafael 560 Daniel De Los Reyes
2002 Soul on Jazz Philip Bailey
2005 Out of a Dream Danny Federici
2006 Fingerprints Peter Frampton
2007 That Was Then Daryl Williams
2008 Day & Age The Killers
2010 Straight Up with a Twist Kristine W.
2010 Flamingo Brandon Flowers
2012 Uncaged Zac Brown
2013 Write a Song for Everyone John Fogerty
2014 Greatest Hits So Far Zac Brown


  • "There are so many people who have influenced me over the years and helped influence my career as a musician. However, the people who influenced me the most musically from a young age would be my parents, Walfredo de los Reyes Sr. and Matilde Pages. Their love for music of all types was infectious!" -Daniel, in an interview with Latin Jazz Club E-Zine

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop, Stagg Music
Cymbals: Sabian
Hardware: Gibraltar
Heads: Remo
Electronics: FBT, M Audio, RMV, Sennheiser, SKB Cases
Percussion: Gon Bops, Factory Metal
Sticks: Regal Tip

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