Bay Area drummer, David Flores, began his musical journey at the ripe age of 3, when he performed on a set of pots and pans in his family’s kitchen. David grew up steeped in music, as a child he would tag along to his dad’s gigs and rehearsals. Music was in his DNA. Since then he has developed a 25+ year career as an educator, performer, and above all, tireless student of his instrument.
Versatility is one of David’s great strengths and leading inspiration. From Afro-Carribean to funk to straight-ahead jazz to coaching drumlines, if it’s rhythmically oriented, Flores is among the best. His performance and studio career include tours, gigs, and recordings with: Donna Summer, Lauryn Hill, Paquito De Rivera, Zakir Hussain, Chester ‘CT’ Thompson, Larry Rosenthal, Margret Cho, Jerry Gonzales, Larry Harlow, Steve Turre, Charlie Musselwhite, Barbra Dane, Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilato, Pete Escovedo, Bobbi Céspedes, Ellen Toscano, Greg Landau, Mary Wilson, Rebecca Mauleon Santana, Mickey Hart, Melvin Seals, Marc Bamuthi-Joseph, Ska Cubano, Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Oakland Symphony.