Daniel Riera is a flutist, bassist, wind-controllerist, producer, composer and sound designer from San Francisco, CA. He is active as a stage performer with his jazz quartet the Daniel Riera Ensemble and groups such as Soltrón, Blind Willies, Marcus Cohen and The Congress, and The Retromaniax. He’s also a hip-hop producer with credits including 2013 iTunes chart topping album, Cardboard Castles by Watsky. Daniel releases his solo hip-hop/electronic music under the alias Tito Tunes.
His musical training began at the age of ten with San Francisco-based flute virtuoso and composer John Calloway, who remains a great influence on his development in Jazz and Latin styles. Daniel continued his studies at San Francisco’s School of the Arts High School, and Berklee College of Music where he earned his degree in Music Synthesis.
Since 2012, Daniel has been an instructor at AAU teaching Music Notation and Score Preparation. He’s also involved with the group Today’s Future Sound, which provides music production education to underserved middle and high school communities in the Bay Area.