Daniel Riera is a flutist, bassist, wind-controllerist, synthesist, producer, composer and sound designer from San Francisco, CA. He is active as a stage performer with his jazz-fusion quartet the Daniel Riera Ensemble and as musical director for latin-alternative group Soltrón. He also performs with jazz-soul artists Rebirth Canal, Kev Choice, Martin Luther McCoy and Indian bhangra fusion group the KGS Band. He’s a hip-hop producer with credits on US Rap chart top 10 albums X Infinity and 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 Afro-Cuban 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., Magna Cum Laude.
As a teacher Daniel has taught music theory, arranging and audio production courses at Academy of Art University and SAE Institute. Through the organization Today’s Future Sound, he taught music production and beat making to underserved middle and high schoolers in the Bay Area. He maintains a private practice of students in flute and music production.
Beginning in 2015 Riera joined streaming-radio giant Pandora (now SiriusXM/Pandora) as a Music Analyst. He works on the Music Genome project, listening to music across all genres and decades, including emerging artists and new releases, studying and collecting musical details on a track by track basis– up to 600- musical attributes altogether.