Daniel Cros

«Toma el sendero de quiero y puedo dejar la piel» (Dejar la piel)


Born in Barcelona, Daniel Cros, son of artists (mother, painter and father photographer) began his professional career performing in local pop bands as a vocalist and guitar player. He studied songwriting, vocal training, jazz improvisation, computer development and music theory in Barcelona, and completed them in the US and in Cuba. He also completed his Degree in Geography & History at the Universitat Central de Barcelona.

After attending an Afrocuban seminar and later extending percussion studies at Conjunto Nacional Folklórico in La Habana, he started developing his own style chracterized by the fusion of latin rhythms, jazz improvisation and songwriting, respecting the original percussion patterns, which he learns from his cuban musicians.

This evolution culminated when he opened for mythical cuban group La Vieja Trova Santiaguera in the last edition of Festival Internacional de la Cançó d´Empúries (Girona, Spain). In front of 2000 people and supported by his 6-member group, he presented his album "Por arte de magia".

The Danish magazine for world music Djembe gave four stars to the album, refering to it as «a magnific craftmanship in which Cuba and Spain shake hands together in harmonious fusion».

In june 2012 he was invited to perform at the Feria Internacional de Música in Guadalajara in Mexico, and tours the country offering 7 concerts along with mexican musicians.
In January 2013 he releases his seventh album, "Aquello era entonces, esto es ahora" including eleven new songs and his first video-clip, embarking on a new tour around Spain.
He has collaborated with different international artists such as La Vieja Trova Santiaguera y "el Indio" Angá (Cuba), Monocordio (México), Sylvia Patricia and Yara Beilinson (Brasil), Alejo García (Colombia), Omar Camino y Zejo Cortez (Perú) and Joan-Albert Amargós and Geni Barry (Spain). MAIN VENUES WHERE HE HAS PERFORMED:

Auditorio del Museo de Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Auditori Municipal de Vinarós, Castelló
Centro Desarrollo Cultural Moravia, Medellín, Colombia
Centro Cultural Británico, Lima, Perú
Duetos da Sé, Lisboa, Portugal (with Carla Pires)
Espacio Cultural Julio Leparc, Mendoza, Argentina
Exib Música, Evora, Portugal
Festival Internacional de Música, L'Escala, Spain
(with La Vieja Trova Santiaguera)
Festival Quimera, Metepec, México
Festival La Cúa del Drac, Parc Nou, Olot, Spain
Festival de la Mediterrània, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
FIM Guadalajara, México
Foro del Tejedor, DF, México
Luz de Gas, Barcelona, Spain
Montevideo Ciudad Emergente Festival, Uruguay
Rock & Folk, Pty, Panamá
Taewha River Spring Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
Teatre Principal, Maó, Menorca, Spain
Teatro El Escondite, Manizales, Colombia
Zinco Jazz Café, DF, México

2012: México
2013: México
2014: Colombia/Perú
2014: Argentina/Chile (8 concerts)
2015: Perú (10)
2015: Colombia/México (12)
2016: Panamá/Colombia (8)
2018: Panamá/Colombia (10)
2018: Uruguay/Argentina (15)
2019: Costa Rica/Colombia (15)

Andrea Catino: "My Dreams" (2017) Sergi Blanch: "Díes de Sal"(2017) Mercedes Gancedo y Beatriz Miralles: "Cooking" (2018) Belén Roig i Aida Velert: "Nuit d'Espagne" (2018) Lia: "La Fada Ignorant" (2019) Natàlia Somriu: "Jerut" (2019) Boris Bacho: "Talismán" (2019) Amparo Lacruz: "Suites de Bach para cello" (2019)