Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Berklee Salsa Ensemble
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Come dance to the tropical rhythms of the Berklee student Salsa Ensemble, directed by Bernardo Hernández, assistant professor. Hernández, who has played with a wide range of innovative artists, has led the group in a string of performances throughout the Boston area. The ensemble features Berklee's best student performers of salsa.
Hernández has worked as a composer, arranger, and producer of music for Radio Caracas TV musicals and the WCVB-TV Boston talk show Aqui, and has written jingles and arrangements for singers and orchestras in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Hernandez has recorded as a leader for CBS and Polydor.
He has performed with Soledad Bravo; Vicky Carr; Chekeré; Tito Gomez; Humano; Antonio Lauro; Israel Lopez; Victor Mendoza; Pablo Milanes; Dan Moretti; the Pampero Studio Orchestra; the Pan-American and Palladium 51 big bands; Los Pleneros del Coco; Tito Puente, Jr.; Ismael Miranda, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez; Oscar Stagnaro; Cecilia Todd; Bebo Valdez; Roberto Vizcaino; and Nancy Wilson.
Hernández is an alumnus of Berklee and the Jose Angel Lamas Music Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela.
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