Born: September 25, 1971 Primary Instrument: Guitar
The Hugo Fernandez Quartet mainly perform original modern jazz compositions,inspired by the richness of the jazz legacy and the energy of other genres such as pop/rock. The Quartet reunites four prime jazz players of different geographical origins. Great tenor saxophonist Ariel Bringuez from Cuba (First prize winner of the International JOJAZZ Contest in performance and composition, member of David Murray's Latin BigBand), Mariano Steimberg drums from Argentina (14 years playing with Barcelona's finest players and professor at Berklee Valencia) and Ander Garcia a high in demand versatile bassist from Bilbao, Spain. About Hugo: He began to perform professionally since the age of 18, with Mexican pop artists. Hugo has led for many years his own band and jazz projects such as: Amerikanda, Cordelia, Parque Mexico and as a sideman for jazz vocalists Celia Mur and Magos Herrera (among others). He has played in many Mexican and Spanish prestigious jazz festivals such as: Mexico's Festival del Centro Historico, CNA Festival Internacional de Guitarra, Festival de Jazz de Madrid, Festival Universidad de Sevilla among others and jazz venues as: Zinco Jazz Club, Bogui, Snug Harbor, Jazz Corner etc... In 1995 he moved to the U.S.A. to study music at Berklee College of Music. In Boston he had the opportunity to study with experienced teachers such as: Jon Damian, Jamey Haddad, Ed Tomassi and Jerry Bergonzi. In 2003 he traveled to New Orleans where he studied his masters degree at the University of New Orleans attending classes by Steve Maskowski, Ellis Marsalis and Alvin Batiste among others. In the summer of 2006, he moves to Madrid, Spain, where he actually lives and collaborates in diverse musical projects.
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Guitar. Taller de Musicos, Madrid, Spain. http://www.tallerdemusicos.com/