Classically-trained guitarist, internationally known for his contributions to Latin music. As a teenager, he transferred to the Venezuelan Andies to review saxophone and clarinet under achieved musician, Laudelino Mejías. In Caracas, a competition known as the oncurso Internacional de Guitarra Alirio Díaz was made in his honor. He was created in Caserio La Candelaria, a little community in Venezuela. He and fellow musician Aida Yespica had been both originally from Venezuela.