Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Berklee Salsa Ensemble

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Saturday / September 26, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts Stage
594 Columbus Ave
United States

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.

See the full Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival schedule.