Born: June 18, 1975 Primary Instrument: Drums
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975, he studied the career of drums performance at Argentina’s Technological Institute for Contemporary Music (ITMC). Took private drum lessons with Pablo LaPorta and Fernando Martinez, and has taken master-classes and internacional seminars with musicians like Fred Frith, Alex Acuña, Will Kennedy, Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto, Allan Holdsworth, Gary Husband, Danny Gotllieb, Mike Stern, Joey Heredia, Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson, Makoto Ozone, John Scofield, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Weckl and Clarence Penn. Hecht has been an instructor since 1994, teaching music classes at Argentina’s ITMC and the schools G. Martell, Fermatta and Desarrollo Integral Musical (DIM) in Mexico City, where he has been based since 1997. He has given lectures and seminars in USA, Argentina and Mexico.
He has also played with David Gilmore, Bill Carrothers, Jonathan Kreisberg, Tim Berne, Mark Helias, Eli Degibri, Dave Fuzcinsky, Elliot Sharp, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Jay Rodriguez, Elio Villafranca, Dean Bowman, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Statements Dúo, Jarry Singla, Dave McMurdo, Alex Machacek, Marco Capelli, Brent Jensen, Randy Vincent, Rob Walker, Brian Allen, Jacob Koller, Rick Parker, Sam Barsh, Luis Salinas, Dave O'Higgins, Tom Cawley, Jack De Keyzer, David Rotundo, Luis Nacht, Beto Caletti.
He leads two projects: X-Pression Quartet, whose first CD titled X-Pression Quartet.Mx was released in 2005. He’s also the drummer of 4 Limones (Tim Berne / Rick Parker / Mark Aanderud), MOLE (David Gilmore / Luri Molina / Mark Aanderud ), Craneo de Jade, El Regimen from Adrian Terrazas, and member of Brian Allen’s MX Project, Brainkiller Trio, Nicolas Santella Trio, Israel Cupich’s Quintet, RHA Trio, Trio SHO, and singer Ely Guerra, Ximena Sariñana and Natalia Lafourcade.
He has recorded in over 80 CD’s in Mexico, 20 of which have worldwide distribution. He has played in Argentina, Mexico, USA, England, Spain, France, Thailand, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Chile.
He created and coordinated the festivals JazzHabito (2002), ArtLife JazzFest (2003) and the “Jazz Marathon for the Victims of the Hurricanes in Chiapas and Quintana Roo” (2005). He wrote the music for the Mexican film “Todos los Besos” (2007) and for the documentary Omine Patris, based on the work of the British visual artist Damien Hirst.
He is sponsored by Zildjian, Gretsch y Gibraltar, M-Audio, Digidesign and Sibelius.