Adams Musical Instruments - Together in Music

Daniel “El Congo” Allen


Biography At the age of 9, he began to study trumpet in the Music School in Holguin (EVA) to continue his high education 4 years after in the Music Conservatory (Holguin City) and then in Havana at the Music University (ISA). There he had got the chance to meet Herbie Hancock, Nicholas Payton , Danilo Perez and Kenny Baron at the International Jazz Festival in Cuba. 

Donald Harrison invited him to study in the music school where he was teaching in New Orleans. Due to visa issues, Daniel decided to go to Europe where he worked on album productions and shared stage and with well-known artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Lauryn Hill, Zap Mama, Dave Brubeck, Los Van Van, Raul Paz, UB 40, Sargento Garcia, Jimi Tenor, Max Herre, Morgan Heritage, Sly & Robbie, Sean Paul , Marilyn Mason, Buju Banton , Eric Clapton, Buena Vista Social Club,1884 Project, Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray, Junior Kelly, Capleton, Tony Allen, Ayo and many more renowned artists.

In winter 2002 he started playing with Patrice and the Shashamani Band, touring around Europe in different radio shows, MTV videos and top European Festivals such as Rock am Ring , Rock im Park, Summerjam, Sunsplash, St. Gallen-Roskilde, Spain- PellePelle , Paris- Elysee Montmartre, Brussels/Botanique, FR – Solidays, CH Gurten-Festival in Bern. Giessen-MTV Campus Invasion , A-Lustenau Festival OpenAir am Alten Rhein, Italy-Osoppo–Rototom Sunsplash , Portugal-Sudoeste Festival, FR- Antibes Festival, A-Pielachtal- Nuke Festival , CH-Zurich-Palais Xtra, Fr-festival Roots Reggae in Faverges, FR – Toulouse, FR – Montpellier-Le Rockstore Salle des Fêtes de Ramonville ,FR - Braspart Festival Britanny, Hamburg Stadtpark-Summer Beats , Fr. Festival Nancy Jazz Pulsation, Chiemsee-Reggae-Summer, Berlin – Popdeurope, CH – Bern, Open Air Frauenfeld among many others.
Since 2006 he joined the Jimi Tenor backing band ‘KabuKabu’ bringing his talent in many performances at the Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor Project, playing all over Europe:

▪ Jimi Leichtathletik WM / Berlin - Germany
▪ Jimi - Sonar / Barcelona- Spain
▪ Jimi Usadba Jazz Festival / Russia
▪ Jimi CudaWianki 2010 - Gdynia / Poland
▪ Jimi Stadio Picchi / Livorno - Italy
▪ Jimi Villa Ada Park/ Roma- Italy

▪ 2009 - Record release “ Inspiration information 4” 
▪ Jimi & Tony Helsinki - Flow Festival/ Finland
▪ Jimi & Tony Synch Festival – Athens /Greece
▪ Jimi & Tony Basel – Kaserne/ Switzerland
▪ Jimi & Tony Strasbourg Museum of Modern Arts / France
▪ Jimi & Tony Nijmengen - Music Meeting 
▪ Jimi & Tony Bern – Reitschule/ Germany
▪ Jimi & Tony La Villette Jazz Festival Paris / France

Since 2011 he is joining the renowned American singer and composer Aloe Blacc in his band performing the Horn Section called Machete Horns on his world tour:
▪ France- Caen/Rennes- Papillions du Nuit Festival
▪ France- St Brieuc- Artrock 
▪ France- Paris Taratata (promo)
▪ France- Arras- Main Square Festival 
▪ France- Rennes Hit West Radio (promo)
▪ France- Renault Show, Paris - TBC
▪ France- Argeles sur Mer (Toulouse) 
▪ France- Nice Jazz Festival
▪ France- Big Festival 
▪ France- Presqu’ile de Crozon- Bout Du Monde Festival 
▪ France- St Florent (Corsica Island)- Porto Latino
▪ France- Hyeres/Toulon- Les Voix du Gaou
▪ Belgium- Werchter- Rock Werchter
▪ Holland- Zwolle
▪ Holland- The Hague- The Hague Jazz Festival 
▪ Holland- Tilburg- Mundial
▪ UK- Cambridge- Trinity Hall Ball 
▪ UK- Glastonbury (West Holts Stage)
▪ UK- ParisSolidays 
▪ Uk -Hop Farm 
▪ UK- Hereford- Big Chill 
▪ Uk -V Festival -Sunday 21st V Festival
▪ UK- Somerset House
▪ Switzerland- Montreux- Montreux Jazz Festival
▪ Switzerland- Nr Bern- Gurten Festival
▪ Austria- Vienna- Nova Jazz and Blues
▪ Austria- Feldkirch Poolbar
▪ Germany- Ferropolis- Splash Festival
▪ Germany- Stuttgart- SWR3 Seefest (promo)
▪ Germany-Michelberger Festival Berlin
▪ Germany- Hamburg 
▪ Germany- Berlin- NRJ Live Bash
▪ Poland - Promo Wurzburg 
▪ Poland - Promo TBC
▪ Italy- August, Bari, Locus Festival
▪ Italy - Monforte D'Alba
▪ Spain- San Sebastian- Heineken Jazzaldia 
▪ Spain - Ibiza
▪ Portugal - July Cool Jazz Festival
▪ Turkey
▪ Sweden- Gothenburg
▪ Finland- Helsinki- Pori Jazz
▪ Lithuania- Nr Vilnius- Festival Tamsta Muzika
▪ Brazil - Back2Black Festival

ALOE BLACC World Tour Concerts:
▪ Cape Town
▪ Limpopo Provan 
▪ Staffordshire Chelmsford 
▪ Oudenaarde 
▪ Cologne 
▪ Hamburg 
▪ Crato/Alentejo 
▪ Barcelona 
▪ Glarus 
▪ Caen 
▪ Esch-sur-Alzet 
▪ London 
▪ South Africa 
▪ US America 
▪ Belgium 
▪ Portugal 
▪ Spain 
▪ Switzerland
▪ France 
▪ Luxembourg

▪ Hilltoplive Tel :+27 83 258 2595 
▪ Roseclaim Ltd Tel :+441619073443 
▪ Maztec Ltd. Tel :0207-424-6800 
▪ VZW TROM Tel :+3215 295900 
▪ Selective Artists Tel :+49 40 675 699 34
▪ Directo Pró Palco, Lda.
▪ Houston Party Music Tel :+ 34 647438708 
▪ Mainland Music SA Tel :+41 44 515 90 00 
▪ The Talent Boutique Tel :+ 33 1 49 25 82 82 
▪ Kulturfestival a.s.b.l. 
▪ Holding-On Rights Ltd Tel :+44-207-224-1992

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