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Cuban born percussionist and vocalist Jesus Diaz arrived in the United States from Habana in 1980. He quickly identified the San Francisco Bay Area music scene as the grounds to establish a new home. His local and worldwide performances in collaboration with world renowned and acclaimed artists are recognized for their contributions to the richness of an ever-expanding musical genre worldwide.

Jesus Diaz y su Qba was founded 1998 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout the pass 13 years Qba has performed in many festivals, including the San Francisco jazz festival, San Jose jazz festival, Reno Jazz festival, Reggae on the River festival, Yerba Buena Garden events to name a few. Qba has also performed at many corporate and private events.
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Qba is a 10 piece orchestra that features original compositions based on traditional Afro-Cuban music with the influence of Funk and Jazz. This is the new sound of Cuban dance music known as “Timba”

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and be ready to become part of the band. Qba thrives on audience participation!

Qba features:
Jesus Diaz – Bandleader, Lead vocal, Composer, Arranger, And Percussion
Orlando Torriente – Vocal and hand percussion
Julio Area – Vocal and Percussion
Murray Low – Piano and keyboards
Ayla Davila – Bass
Colin Douglas – Drums and percussion
Javier Navarrete – Tumbadoras and vocals
Melecio Magdaluyo – Sax and Flute
Jeff Lewis – Trumpet
Jeff Cressman – Trombone

Jesus Diaz is endorsed by:
Vic Firth sticks
Sabian Cymbals
Pearl Drums & Percussion
Remo
Audix mics 

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