Robby Ameen - drums
Richard Flores - conga drums
Bill O’Connell - piano
Joe Santiago - bass
Of Puerto Rican descent, Dave Valentin practically owns the underpopulated role of the flute in Latin jazz. A performer, composer, arranger and band leader, Dave boasts a command of both Latin and non-Latin styles. He has performed on more than 15 albums and is a GRAMMY Award winner. Dave’s success stems from his eagerness to absorb any style of music – and his passion for mastering the most challenging instruments in the flute family.
In the following video clip, be sure to pay special attention to the cadenza at the 4:21 mark for some of Dave’s trademark special effects (Obsesión, composed by Pedro Flores).