The Musicians > Diego Alanzabes

At 14 he began his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Valencia. He took specialization courses for five years studying drums with Master John Mark (musician RTVE). He studied Cuban rhythms for two years with Emilio Valdes, Bebo Valdes's grandson. He attended two seminars at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, one of Jazz with Cuban drummer Horacio "El Negro," musician Michel Camilo, Santana, Tito Puente and Chucho Valdés and Brazilian music with Carlinhos Brown.

        He entered the world of Arabic music after several trips to North Africa, and studied with master Regragui Quila. He also attended master classes with Pedro Barcelo, the drummer of Ketama), Akira Jimbo, from Japan, Gregg Bissonette and Steve Smith of the U.S., and Benny Greb of Germany.

         From the age of 16 he has been performed in Valencia with local groups such as Goldfingers (jazz), Bugambilia (funky) Conquistadores Chocolate (Afrobeat), Virginia Oliveira (Brazil), Mawali (Arabic), Hip Soul (jazz), Jawal (Arabic), Leco Bahia (Brazil), Kramer (Greek) Berbel Francisco Cuadro Flamenco, flamenco Box Retama, Sighs of Spain (folk show), Marieta Romero flamenco Ballet, Ballet flamenco Temple.

         He teaches at the schools C.P. Luis Vives de Valencia and the C.P. L'Arenal in Javea. He created a musical scene in the CP Amanecer of Jávea.

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