Fernando Huergo

Fernando Huergo was born in Córdoba, Argentina, but has resided in Boston, Massachusetts for nearly twenty years. During his career, he has been featured on over one hundred albums, including nine as a leader. As a developer of the Argentinian chacarera into the jazz tradition, Huergo has recorded three highly original albums on which he acts as composer, bandleader and bassist: Jazz Argentino, Live at Regattabar and Provinciano. His band has featured saxophonists Chris Cheek and Andrew Rathbun, flutist Yulia Musayelyan, pianist Mika Pohjola and drummers Jeff Ballard and Franco Pinna. Huergo’s other collaborators include Brazilians; pop-star Gilberto Gil, Grammy nominated vocalist Luciana Souza, and vocal legend Elis Regina’s long-time pianist and arranger Cesar Camargo Mariano. He has worked with Argentinian chacarera great Raul Carnota, Chayanne and Sandra Mihanovich; guitarists Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder, saxophonists Mark Turner, David Sanchez and Miguel Zenon, drummers Paulo Braga, Portinho, Antonio Sanchez, Dave Weckl, Dafnis Prieto and Jorge Rossi. Additionally, he has performed with Guillermo Klein, Marta Gómez, Danilo Perez, Hendrick Meurkens, Dave Liebman, Dave Samuels, Joe Beck, Tom Harrell, Billy Pierce, George Garzone, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Werner, Mike Mainieri, John Riley, Mike Clark, Don Braden, Mike Stern, Don Byron, Horacio Hernandez, Romero Lubambo and Claudio Roditi. Fernando is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a popular clinician. from http://fernandohuergo.bluemusicgroup.com

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