PODCAST: Bernardo Hernandez
Berklee alumnus and professor Bernardo Hernandez began playing the cuatro during his childhood in Venezuela. By the age of 15 he had switched to guitar, and was working regularly, appearing on TV shows and touring the Caribbean and Latin America. In the 1980s he graduated from Berklee after studying jazz composition and arranging.
He has written arrangements and performed with many prominent artists, including Cachao, Gloria Estefan, Juan Luis Guerra, Bebo and Chucho Valdes, Rubén Blades, Nancy Wilson, and many others.
He's performing with his group on July 24, 2014, as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, presented by Berklee, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.