Daniel Jimenez Afanador, originally from Bogotá, Colombia and now living in Los Angeles, CA, mixes the musical influences of his native country with American Alternative Rock to create songs that are both intimate and intense. Singing in both Spanish and English, his music takes you on a soulful journey that you won't soon forget.
Daniel's career as a singer/songwriter took off in 2002 when he formed Roxing Kafé, an acclaimed Latin Alternative band that was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine (South American edition) and La Opinión. Roxing Kafé performed around the world on Univision, Telemundo, CityTV and Play TV and toured the United States and Colombia sharing the stage with many notable musicians including Victor Manuelle, Grupo Niche, Ely Guerra, Jarabe De Palo, Los Pinguos and Locos Por Juana.
In 2007, Daniel moved on to a solo career and added producer and composer to his resume collaborating with artists such as Elan Atias (Wailers singer), Aterciopelados (Colombian Latin Alternative Grammy winners), Inés Gaviria (Latin Grammy Nominee), Fruko Y Sus Tesos (Colombian salsa legends), Grupo Cimarrón (Grammy nominated folkloric Colombian Group), Sergio Arau (director of A Day Without A Mexican), Charlie Rey (The Voice finalist), Powerman 5000, and Peewee among others.
In 2012, he released his first solo project, Mucho Amor Mata (Too Much Love Kills), a compilation of Spanish-language songs telling stories of finding love, losing love, and all of the ups and downs of life in between. And in 2014, Daniel released All the Same, his first EP of English-language songs, that explores how despite perceived differences we all have similar dreams, struggles and feelings. The cover art for the EP features people from Colombia, Ireland, China, Mexico, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Australia, United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, Taiwan, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, New Jersey, Colorado, Nebraska, Florida, Washington, and California.
As a singer, he has performed at venues around the world from The House of Blues, The Roxy, and The Viper Room on the famous Sunset Strip to festivals like Nevada WILD Fest in Vegas and the San Diego County Fair where in 2013 he won first place at the Cantautor Latino contest for best singer/songwriter, to international locations like El Lugar del Nopal in Mexico, and The John Hewitt Bar in Ireland and Galileo Galilei in Spain.
On Saturday, January 31st at 4pm Daniel Jimenez Afanador to perform at the 2015 Winter Sounds indoor concert series presented by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. All concerts are free to attend, seating is provided and RSVPs are not required. All ages show. All are welcome.
When: January 31, 2015 @ 4pm Where: City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
For more info visit www.weho.org/arts
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Date: Tuesday, December 2nd
Location: House of Blues Sunset Strip,
8430 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069
Parking: Lot or street parking is available
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Here's your chance to see UK singer/songwriter Steve Marshall, the newest member of The Cusp Association family. Steve has been nominated twice for a Grammy and has worked with such notables as Lee “Scratch” Perry, George Clinton and Keith Richards. His music moves across multiple genres from R&B, Afro-fusion, rock, jazz, reggae, soul, and electronic.
Also performing will be fellow Cusp artist Daniel Jimenez Afanador, an award-winning singer/songwriter. Daniel mixes the music influences of his native Colombia with alternative rock/pop singing in both English and Spanish.
Tickets are $10 (cash only) and are available at the door the night of the show. The ticket gives you access to see all of the performers that night, but be sure to mention you are there to see Steve and Daniel.
And before or after the show enjoy Genghis Cohen Restaurant, Bar & Music's freshly made Southwestern Chinese Cuisine with no MSG.
Date: Saturday, November 8th
Location: Genghis Cohen, 740 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
Parking: Free lot or street parking is available
Tickets: $10 cash only at the door
Enjoy a rare acoustic performance from singer/songwriter Daniel Jimenez Afanador at Lexington Social House. Lexington offers upscale dining, inventive cocktails and a social atmosphere. Admission is free with no food or drink minimums and in return you get a whole night of entertainment.
Date: Friday, May 23rd
Location:Lexington Social House, 1718 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90028
For those of you who couldn't make it to the Tijuana show, Daniel Jimenez Afanador and Sarah Carpio are joining forces yet again for a show at Genghis Cohen Restaurant. Daniel and Sarah originally met at the San Diego County Fair when Daniel won 1st and Sarah won 2nd place at the 2013 Cantautor Latino contest.
Come enjoy an evening of live, original music from both of these talented singer/songwriters. Buy your tickets at the door. $10 cover/ cash only.
And before or after the show enjoy Genghis Cohen's freshly made Southwestern Chinese Cuisine with no MSG.
Please note no food is allowed in the music room.
Date: Saturday, April 19th
Where: Genghis Cohen Restaurant, 740 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
Cover: $10 at the door (cash only)
Daniel Jimenez Afanador makes his Mexico debut at El Lugar del Nopal performing with singer/songwriter Sarah Carpio. Daniel and Sarah met when Daniel won 1st and Sarah won 2nd place at the 2013 Cantautor Latino contest at the San Diego County Fair. And in January 2014, both artists released new EPs. Daniel's All the Same features Elan Atias and Sarah's Nada was recorded in both Mexico and Texas.
El Lugar del Nopal is a unique bar/restaurant known for providing a forum for painters, poets, actors, writers, dancers and musicians from Mexico and abroad. And it's also know for its Mojitos and delicious dishes.
Date: Saturday, April 5th
Where: El Lugar del Nopal, Privada 5 de Mayo 1328 Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California
Cover: $4.50 US/ 60 Pesos (buy at the door)
In honor of Martin Luther King Day singer/songwriter Daniel Jimenez Afanador has released All the Same, a two-song EP that explores how despite perceived differences we all have similar dreams, struggles and feelings. In keeping with this theme, Daniel asked 150 people to submit their photo to be included on the cover art. As a result, the cover includes faces from Colombia, Ireland, China, Mexico, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Australia, United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, Taiwan, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, New Jersey, Colorado, Nebraska, Florida, Washington, and California.
The song, “All the Same”, was written and sung by Daniel and Elan Atias (formerly of The Wailers). The music video, also released today, reveals the diverse array of musicians who came together to record the song and every day people from both the US and Daniel’s native Colombia doing the “All the Same” dance created just for the song.
The second song on the EP, "Until the End", was originally written for the short film This is Kelly about the heaviest man to ever finish the LA marathon. Weighing just over 400 pounds, Kelly had to overcome not just physical obstacles, but also his own insecurities about finishing the race knowing that so many people didn’t think he could do it. The song is an inspirational message to keep going despite whatever challenges may come your way.
All the Same is Daniel's first English-language release and is available on iTunes, Amazon and many other online retailers.
Daniel Jimenez Afanador is opening for Bjorn Baillie & The Breaks and Irene Diaz tonight at the Lyric Theater. There is still time to get tickets for just $8. Doors open at 7pm and Daniel goes on at 8pm.
520 N. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
About the Performers
Hailing from Ireland, Bjorn Baillie's songs have been used in hit shows like Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, and many more.
Irene Diaz also started young and was classically trained on piano and taught guitar licks by her father. By early 2012 she was playing at venues across the US including the House of Blues Sunset, the Edison, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Daniel Jimenez Afanador, originally Colombia, mixes the musical influences of his native country with American Alternative Rock to create songs that are both intimate and intense. As a singer, he has performed at venues across the country including The San Diego County Fair where this year he won best singer at the Cantautor Latino Contest, The House of Blues (Hollywood and San Diego), The Viper Room, The Roxy, Rusty's Surf Ranch, The Good Hurt, D' Antigua in New York and many more. Daniel is putting the finishing touches on All the Same, his first EP of English-language songs.
Join us on Saturday, October 19th at 2:30pm when Daniel Jimenez Afanador takes the stage at L Creativo Fest, a celebration of the diverse array of Latin American music and art in Los Angeles. Held at the beautiful Coldwater Canyon Park, the day will be filled with live music, artwork, delicious food plus family-friendly activities.
Buy your tickets by donating to L Creativo's Indigogo campaign.
L Creativo Fest
Saturday, October 19th
From 10:30am to 9pm
Daniel Jimenez Afanador @ 2:30pm
At Coldwater Canyon Park
1100 Coldwater Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Daniel Jimenez Afanador made his Las Vegas debut at Nevada WILD FEST on Saturday, September 21st at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. WILD FEST is a three-day extravaganza of live music, carnival rides, gourmet food trucks, beer and wine gardens, arts & crafts, and even a group Zumbathon session plus more unique activities.
"Our goal has always been to bring up-and-coming talent to the Nevada Wild Fest and allow families to have a great time while they support an important cause. This year is no exception, we will have great performers and experiences planned for all three days."--Keith Resnick, Nevada WILD FEST Festival Director and Co-Founder of the Lili Claire Foundation
100% of the proceeds from this all ages event have been donated to the Lili Claire Foundation. The Lili Claire Foundation is a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with neurogenetic conditions; such as, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Autism.
Daniel Jimenez Afanador rocked his last show of the summer at Genghis Cohen featuring special guests Alejandro Blanco, Natasa Paterson Paulberg, Audrey Corsa, Santiago Heredia and Marko Sanchez. And if you missed the show watch the video for a flavor of the night.
Daniel Jimenez Afanador's first solo album, Mucho Amor Mata (Too Much Love Kills), is now available on iTunes. This Spanish-language EP is a compilation of songs that tell stories of finding love, losing love, and all of the ups and downs of life in between.