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Isaac Hernandez

Isaac Hernandez is a charismatic Dominican Guitarist, composer and arranger. He is mostly known for his work on Jazz arrangements and compositions, but he also produces, appears in recordings and performs with many other artists in a great variety of genres.

He was born on April the 2nd, 1982 in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic), but grew up and currently lives in Santo Domingo de Guzman.

He started in music as a self-taught guitarist, heavily influenced by great musicians and styles of the era, but between 2007 and 2009 he lived in Argentina, where he continued his professional development.

He enrolled in the Contemporary Music School of Buenos Aires (in affiliation with Berklee College of Music), from which he obtained a degree in Jazz Guitar.

After returning from Argentina, Isaac became a force to be reckoned with. He is now a staple of Dominican guitar work, mixing his knowledge with the musical richness of the country and it’s musicians.

Performances at Blue note jazz festival (Subrosa NYC), South by southwest (Austin TX), Marvin festival (Mexico DF), DR international jazz festival (Santo domingo) , Colonial Jazz festival ( Santo domingo, and others

Hernandez has produced, recorded or performed live for acts like Maridalia Hernández, Pavel Nuñez, Hector Anibal, Pegbian Sang and Retro Jazz, Gustavo Rodriguez, Tony Almont, Audrey Campos, Frank Ceara, Marel Alemany, Sr

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¨Halfway through the opening-night concert of the 18th edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival in Independence Plaza in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, a joyful noise— set to a fervently clapped merengue beat—arose from an old whitewashed Pentecostal church nearby. You couldn’t miss the sound, but singer Pat Pereyra, perhaps somehow inspired by her blue Medusa headgear, incorporated the elements into her dramatic delivery of folkloric music framed with well-wrought rock, fusion and jazz-fusion beats from drummer Guy Frómeta and illuminated by discursive solos by talented young Dominican guitarist Isaac Hernández and a ghostly turn by special guest guitarist Alex Jacquemin.¨ DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE, feb 2015

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Discography

Raiz

Raiz

Self Produced
2018

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Perspectiva

Perspectiva

Self Produced
2014

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Moriviví

Moriviví

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Raiz

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22

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Perspectiva

Whispers

Whispers

Isaac Hernandez
Perspectiva

Quickstep

Quickstep

Isaac Hernandez
Perspectiva