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Miguel Hernandez


Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez is a professional drummer born in San Cristobal, Venezuela and one of the most in-demand drummers in his country today. Hernandez started his musical education as a child receiving a wide-range of musical instruction at the most important Music Colleges of Venezuela in disciplines such as singing, symphonic percussion, pop styles for drum set, jazz and afro Caribbean rhythms.

In addition to his musical training, Hernández has developed an important body of work on musicology and research in situ about afro-Venezuelan music for drums since 1996. As a result of his research, Hernández achieves the adaptation of most of the Afro-Venezuelan rhythms to the drum set and publishes in 2007 the book & CD “Ritmos Afrovenezolanos Para La Batería” (Afro-Venezuelan rhythms for the drum set) which he co-authored with Venezuelan pianist Hildemaro Alvarez. This is the first didactic book in its class.

On 2014, Hernández relocated to Miami to resume his activities as teacher and performer working as a part of the Kalos Music & Art School team and to continue his work as a performer with his own musical project: “Miguel Hernández Project”.

Style / Highlights

Hernández displays an impeccable technique, exquisite sound and jaw-dropping knowledge of styles. His playing is based on his biggest Influences: Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Steve Gadd, Jack DeJonette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl and Dave Garibaldi.

Here are a few highlights from Mr Hernandez’s career:

  • 2009 to 2014: Signing as an exclusive artist with Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, HiShaker, BR Insumos, Willy Mayo Estuches, Cympad and Gator Cases for USA & Latin America.
  • 2007, publishing “Ritmos Afrovenezolanos Para la Bateria Vol.1” (Afro-Venezuelan rhythms for the drumset) co-authored by Venezuelan pianist Hildemaro Alvarez.
  • Mr. Hernández has brought his music to several of the most famous music places in the world:

  • Joe Zawinuls Birdland Club and Porgy & Bess Club (Vienna – Austria)
  • Festival Music do Bread (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)
  • House of Theater Fest Jazz (Dominican Republic)
  • Bolivar Hall (London – England)
  • Reduta Jazz Club (Prague-Czech Republic)
  • Boca Nord (Barcelona-Spain)
  • School of Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires – Argentina, Bellas Artes Center (Puerto Rico) among others.


Miguel Hernandez Solo set at NAMM

Drum Clinic at Kalos Music and Art School based on Mr. Hernandez’s book “RITMOS AFROVENEZOLANOS PARA LA BATERIA”.

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