Ernest DANIEL MORENO was born in November 3rd, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas to become a multi-percussionist & visual Artist.
1970-74 Daniel discovered the thriving music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up inspired by Bongocero, Armando Peraza and the conga legend Mongo Santamaria.
In 1976 Daniel moved to Maui, Hawaii where he began playing professionally with Dr. Lonnie Smith, George Benson and Manu Kahaialihi.
In 1980 Daniel Moreno moved to Brasil, Rio de Janeiro where he began to extensively record in studios while performing live and touring. Daniel worked with many Brazilian greats - Café, Armando Marcal, Armando Marcal Sr., João Donato, Wilson das Neves, Chico Buarque, Hugo Fattorso, Waldemar Bastos from Angola.
Daniel moves to Europe in 1984, where he began to work with many west African groups and the Jazz Big Band Conexión Latina featuring Nick Marrero and Benny Bailey. After touring for 6 years with Connexion Latina through out Europe, Daniel meets Don Cherry, who took him back home to San Francisco. In 1995 Daniel begin to work with Graham Haynes, Cheick Tidiani Seck, Brice Was, touring all summer in Europe and to close in NYC. From 1996-98 Daniel worked with Marc Cary Group, Teerell Stafford, toured the world with Tap dancer Herbin Van Caysell; worked on over 800 recordings including Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Bheki Mseleko, Les Paul, Rodney Kendrick, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Lowe, Abby Lincoln, Tony Allen, Pharaoh Sanders, Andy and Jerry Gonzales.
In '98 Daniel created the Walker Stage in NYC, lower Manhattan. From 1998-2004 music and recording thrived in the Walker Stage, an inspiring Jam Sessions stage where dancers and musicians experimented fusion. During that time Daniel also toured with Urban Tap, Somi, Marc Cary and Endless Sessions Cont.
Daniel has participated in 10 Grammy awarded record sessions like Les Paul and Roy Hargrove. Daniel had the honor to work and record with some of the best African musicians a live: Salif Keith, Cheick Tidiani Seck, Lasine Kouyate, Kassa Mady, Toumani Diabate, also Madou Diabate, Sidik and Keletigui Diabate, Solo Daumbia, Moussa Kouyate, Babane Kine. In Mali, Daniel married Awa Sangho and adopted her son Malik Koly.
Since 2011 Daniel has focused on producing Awa's first Grammy award nominated CD Ala Ta and is currently about to release Awa's second CD - New World. Living in Harlem, NYC since 2004, Daniel continue touring with Awa worldwide.
!Que viva la musica! Melody as rite! Love life and people ! - His motto
NYC, September 25th 2019.