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david was

What You Won't Do For Love ♫ David Mora Feat. Regina Acuna Williams (Spanish Version)

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From the album Conga Love 2005 David was born on March 13, 1961 in Harbor City, CA, grew up in Wilmington, CA and has been no stranger to jazz music. At the age of 5, he began playing drums. There was always music in his home. His grandfather, Gus Mora played Spanish guitar. His grandmother, Alma Mora, a Hawaiian native played ukulele. His father, David Sr. listened to blues and jazz. As a self taught drummer, listening to a wide variety of genres influenced his style and technique. In 1979, David bought his first set of conga drums. In 1981, he landed a job at the legendary Concerts By The Sea in Redondo Beach, CA, where the heavyweights of jazz came to play. "I was getting my education" says David, "listening and watching the greatest players in the world!" Players such as Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Pete Escovedo, Poncho Sanchez, Dizzy Gillespie, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, Giovani Hidalgo, Long John Oliva, Johnny "Guitar " Watson, Bobby Blue Bland , Freddy Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Kenny G, Diane Schuur, etc. Listening night after night affected him deeply. David began performing at the age of 21, when he had his first professional gig at "Lil Archies" playing top 40 tunes. Today, in addition to performing with his band "David Mora and the Conga Lovers", David has played gigs with musicians Kim Richmond, Mark Massy, Jeff Kashiwa, Hirth Martinez, George Llanes, Long John Oliva, Bobby Loya, his cousin Rocky Padilla, Bobby Navarette, Alex Cabrera, Karl Carrasco, Sal Rodriguez, rappers Blindo and Macho and new artists Tay, Bette Stuy and Nidia Torres. "The entire debut CD album is a reflection of me" says David. "Jazz, Straight or Latin, Brazilian, Rumba, R&B, Funk, Blues and Spiritual. That's me, that's what I am. Enjoy and God Bless!" Other outstanding musicians on "Conga Love" include Alex Acuna, Acuna's lovely daughter Regina on vocals, Justo Almario, Joe Rotundi, John Pena, Bobby Rodriguez, Francisco Torres, Victor Pantoja, and Bobby Loya.