The musician and multi-media artist, Daniel de Jesús was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His art artwork and music 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. For the last nine years, he has been in several solo and group exhibitions, including the annual Dialogo 365 survey show in Philadelphia. 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 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 Rasputina.
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.