Daniel Maya is known for his unique brand of pulsating, energetic music, best described as "Acoustic Groove." He studied Flamenco guitar in Spain with a family of Gypsy performers, and has a B.A. in Music from SF State University. He has performed widely throughout the San Francisco Bay area, has had lengthy engagements at the Four Seasons Clift Hotel, The Palace Hotel, and the famed restaurant "Michael Mina" at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. He has also performed at many wineries in Napa, Sonoma and the South Bay, including Robert Mondavi, Cuvaison, Artesa, Clos Pegase, Far Niente, Byington, Viansa, Sterling and Niebaum-Coppola, as well as at events for Barbara Boxer, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsome, Bono, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama. Most recently, he played at the concert tour wrap party for James Taylor and Carole King, who expressed their appreciation for Daniel's music. He and his group "Tocar" have appeared at the S.F. Jazz Festival, S.F. Performances, the North Beach Jazz Festival, and the San Jose Jazz Festival. He has recorded 4 CDs of original music, "Echoes of Paradise," "Mano a Mano," and "Flamenco Bridge," and (with JP Buongiorno) "Entrances," as well as a CD of Classical guitar, "Leyenda."