David Flores, a Bay Area drummer, began his musical journey at the ripe age of three, 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. He now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Versatility is one of David’s great strengths and leading inspirations. From Afro-Caribbean to Funk to Jazz, if it’s rhythmically oriented, David is among the best. His performance and studio careers 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.