Born: March 13, 1977
Octavio D. Hernández is musician that happends to play guitar from the Canary Islands, so to say Islander, nowadays rooted in Barcelona.
His relationship with music begins at an early age from two very different ways of influence: on one side the Canary Islands folklore and on the other, jazz, blues and rock.
Beign self-taught in 2001 he moved to Barcelona where he receive hands-on classes from musicians as relevant in the Catalan and Spanish music scene as Jordi Bonell, Viçens Solsona or Dani Pérez and begins his studies in the Taller de Musics where he completes part of his jazz studies.
Octavio has long been one of Spain's best kept secrets. He has an extremely fluid
technique and a time feel that makes him one of the best of those born in the
motherland of the guitar, but he is also writing interesting music that combines world
music with jazz ideas in a unique way. Check out Tuna Happiness, for the full
experience! - Jonathan Kreisberg