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BEHIQUE [Contemporary Latin Jazz & World Music] by Fernando Garc​í​a from Puerto Rico and New York

by Fernando García

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Alegría 05:51
Esperanza 06:18
Behique 10:42
Unión 05:20


Puerto Rican drummer Fernando García is part of a young vanguard of musicians who are celebrating the island’s folk traditions by studying it faithfully, reproducing it, then combining it with jazz in a sound that sounds familiar yet so-very-new.

Born in San Juan and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, García studied guitar at the extension program of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and drumset at Micheo Music Academy (Santurce), while later receiving a bachelor’s degree in música popular from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, graduating in May 2011. Furthermore, he was awarded the Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship to complete a master’s degree in contemporary performance at Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain, graduating in July 2013). In May 2018, García completed a second master’s degree in music education at the Teachers College of Columbia University.

In New York City, he has established himself as a drummer, percussionist, composer and educator. Throughout his career, he has worked equally as a band leader as well as a sideman. Some of the musicians García has toured and/or recorded with include Abraham Laboriel, Perico Sambeat, Ricardo Pons, Héctor Matos, Pepe Rivero, Alain Pérez, Guillermo Klein, Julio Montalvo, Victor Mendoza, John Benitez, Ximo Tébar, Nathaniel Townsley, Jim Ridl, Boris Koslov, and Miguel Zenón, among others.


released February 24, 2023

Fernando García: drums and vocals
Claudia Tebar: vocals
Victor Pablo García: barril, backing vocals, and vibraphone on track 7.
Dan Martínez: bass
Gabriel Vicens: electric guitar
Jan Kus: tenor saxophone, and soprano saxophone on track 2
Gabriel CHakarji: piano, and Hammond organ on track 8.

Recording Engineer: Danilo Pichardo
Mixing Engineer: Robert "Bobby" Connelly
Master: Tahir Durkalic & Fernando García

Album Artwork: Rafael Maya

Recorded on January 31 and February 1, 2022 at The Samurai Hotel recording studio, Queens, New York


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