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Fernando Huergo

Departments

Music

Education

  • Berklee College of Music, Music Performance
  • New England Conservatory

Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Perfromance Division, Berklee College of Music, 2017
  • CMA (Chamber Music of America) & French American Cultural Exchange Grant Recipient, 2010
  • Faculty Recording Grant Recipient, Berklee College of Music, 2004, 2013, 2018.

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Fernando Huergo is a bassist, composer, and educator from Cordoba, Argentina, now based in Boston. He has recorded over 160 albums, including 11 as a leader. Fernando has toured and given clinics in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

An active performer on the jazz scene, he currently plays with Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos Leo Blanco, Mehmet Sanlikol, El Eco, Daniel Ian Smith, Pablo Ablanedo, Macuco Quintet, Fernando Brandao, Yulia Musayelyan and Maxim Lubarsky 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. He has played alongside great musicians such as Tom Harrell, Billy Pierce, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Kikoski, Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Rick Margitza, Kenny Werner, David Sanchez, Mike Mainieri, John Riley, Mike Clark, Don Braden, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Don Byron, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Gonzalez, Horacio Hernandez, Bill O’Connell, Richie Flores, Paulo Braga, Romero Lubambo, Portinho, Claudio Roditi, Raul Carnota, Juan Quinteros, Lucho Hoyos, and with some of the most influential musicians of his generation like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Miguel Zenon, Jeff Ballard, Antonio Sanchez, Jorge Rossi, Seamus Blake and Dafnis Prieto. He has also performed and recorded with pop stars like Chayanne and Sandra Mihanovich.

Fernando Huergo has performed with his quintet at the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, and Cordoba International Jazz Festival in Argentina, as well as at Alexanderplatz Jazz Club in Rome, Italy, and Sunside Jazz in Paris, France, The Regattabar in Cambridge, MA and Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC, among others. In 2010, he received a Grant from Chamber Music of America and the French American Cultural Exchange, which resulted in the recording of the album “Suite in Blue and White”, in Paris, France.

Fernando is a professor in the Bass Department at Berklee College of Music, since 1996, an adjunct faculty at Tufts University since 2001 and a Part Time Lecturer at Northeastern University. A dedicated educator, he has given clinics in Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Canada, Portugal, England, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Ecuador and Israel, and in many cities in the United States.

Fernando graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1992, and has also studied at New England Conservatory. He studied with Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Cecil McBee, George Rusell, Whit Browne, Oscar Stagnaro and Bruce Gertz, among others.