The musician and multi-media artist, Daniel de Jesús creates artwork and music that are a fusion Baroque music and art, pop-culture and the history Puerto Rico and South America.
De Jesús holds a bachelor’s degree in illustration from the University of the Arts. Since 2006, he has been in several solo and group exhibitions, including the annual Dialogo 365 survey show in Philadelphia, and the Gettysburg exhibition on Latin American Art in Pennsylvania. He also has a history at Taller Puertorriqueño, where he where he was the curator at Lorenzo Homar Gallery and did community outreach.
De Jesús is also an accomplished composer, singer, and cellist with eight studio recordings of his own music, and performs with orchestras and rock bands in the region and around the world. His collaborations have included painter and performance artist David Antonio Cruz, singer songwriter Courtlyn Carr, and Play writer Andrew Albert García.
He has performed at venues across the world including the Park Ave. Armory, Millenium Park Theater, and World Café Live. and has worked as an arranger for nationally recognized artists.
Daniel’s education in music was under the guidance of Curtis Graduate and Philomel cellist Vivian Barton Dozer. His work as a musician has been multifaceted; performing in orchestras, chamber ensembles, rock bands, and latin ensembles. Daniel has released 2 albums and an EP of his own original work under the moniker TivaTiva. Daniel’s music is multilayered in its influences of Pop, Classical, and Rock sensibilities. Contextually, the music translates ideas of mysticism, spirituality, and mythic fantasy. His work has often been compared to the music of Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Bjork, and Tori Amos.