The Regattabar is proud to present Fernando Huergo HASHTAG CD Release Concert on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 PM. The Regattabar is located at One Bennett Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tickets are $18 and $14 for students with identification. More information can be found by visiting www.regattabarjazz.com or by calling (617) 661 – 5000.
Fernando Huergo – Bass
Yulia Musayelyan – Flute
Rick DiMuzio – Tenor Saxophone
Santiago Bosch – Piano
Franco Pinna - Drums
While the tango is the heartbeat of Argentina’s bustling capital city, Buenos Aires, 600 miles to the north in Santiago del Estero the characteristic rhythm is chacarera, a 6/8 folkloric rural counterpoint to the cosmopolitan tango. Between the two cultural centers lies Cordoba, hometown of bassist-composer Fernando Huergo. A longtime resident of Boston and currently a Professor at Berklee College of Music, Huergo grew up listening to Argentine tango and folklore, along with American jazz. He represents all of those seemingly disparate elements from his own musical makeup on Hashtag.
“It’s kind of a combination of who I am,” he says of his seventh recording as a leader and debut for ZOHO Music. “I’m from Argentina, I love the music from there, is in my blood. I love Astor Piazzolla and I love folklore music, but I also love Duke, Monk, Mingus and Benny Golson and all the jazz greats. So I tried to combine those things and create something hopefully interesting.”
ABOUT FERNANDO HUERGO:
A fixture on the Boston jazz scene for over two decades, Huergo has appeared on over 140 recordings. Fernando has toured and given clinics in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He currently plays with Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos, MOZIK, Mehmet Sanlikol, Daniel Ian Smith, Pablo Ablanedo, El Eco, Macuco Quintet, Leo Blanco, Fernando Brandao, Yulia Musayelyan and Carlos Averhoff. He has performed with the bands of Luciana Souza, Cesar Camargo Mariano Trio, Danilo Perez, Marta Gomez, Dave Valentín, Hendrick Meurkens, Dave Liebman, Dave Samuels, Joe Beck, and many others.