Professionalism. Craftsmanship. Tradition. Innovation. Artistic Mastery. These words describe the music and mission of Richard Diaz de Leon. An elegant, soft spoken, modern man, Richard's performances are fierce and energetic. He's a treat for both the head and the heart. Though specializing in high end parties, 5 star hotels and conferences this band is the perfect choice for concerts, festivals and club dates. Available Solo, Duo, Trio.
"Although my music is fresh and new, it comes from a very traditional place. I'm a Jazz Musician in the tradition of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. My approach to the Guitar comes out of the tradition set by Pat Martino, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery thru players like Bereli Legrene, Pat Metheny and Al DiMieola. My vocals are in the tradition of Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, JJ Cale, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Sting, Lucinda Williams and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Standing on the shoulders of giants, we are forging a new path... a natural evolution of the of the music."
"Richard performs at Bliss Restaurant seasonally. He is professional, positive and entertaining. His expansive play list is a great compliment to the overall dining experience at the restaurant. Our guests love him! We love him!"
Mark and Lisa Bliss
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Richard talks about his Buscarino and vintage Fender amp set up.