Over 35 years experience in the world of Salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean Music. Percussionist, Clinician, Instructor, Recording and Mixing engineer and Band Leader. Currently working with "RUMBRAVA" a collaboration between Luis, Kim Zick and Connie Grauer of the legendary group "MRS FUN". Latin Percussion instructor and clinician for "The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music" from 1999 to 2006. Founder and Leader of The Luis Diaz Quintet as well as Borinbomba a Bomba and Plena ensemble. Luis has played with Brian Lynch, David Hazeltine, Melvin Rhyne, Peter Bernstien, Berkly Fudge, Eddie Butts, John Benitez, Rick Germanson, Hector Tricoche, Ko-Thi Dance Co, Master Percussionist Dumah Saafir, Rumba Master Carlos "Quinto" Eguis - Aguila, Jazz Legend Buddy Montgomery and the great Cuban Vocalist / Percussionist Virgilio Marti. Luis and his Quintet have worked with "The Jazz Experience" an organization that brings Jazz to Milwaukee area public schools. He has conducted clinics and workshops for "The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music" with Dave Mancini and also with David "La Mole" Ortiz. For Milwaukee Public School Students with Ron Model musical director of the University of Northern Illinois Jazz orquestra and for Brookfield High School with Brian Lynch. Other clinics include The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, The University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Cascio Music, Milwaukee Tech College and The Percussion Gallery in Ponce, Puerto Rico.