Huergo…demonstrates that the largely unexplored world of Argentinean Jazz holds massive artistic and creative possibilitiesThe Latin Jazz Corner
Huergo triumphantly morphs the best of several musical worlds into this dazzling…masterworkAll About Jazz review of 'Provinciano'
Hailed by All About Jazz as “an acclaimed pioneer in the Latin jazz realm”, Fernando Huergo leads a quintet that plays Jazz Argentino: original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards incorporating Argentinean folkloric styles, jazz harmonies and improvisation.
Fernando Huergo Quintet has performed at the Buenos Aires Jazz Fest and Cordoba International Jazz Festival in Argentina, at Alexanderplatz Jazz Club in Rome, Italy; Sunside Jazz in Paris, France; Lavoir Théâtre in Epinal, (Vosges) France; The Regattabar in Cambridge, MA, WGBH’s program ‘Eric in the Evening’ and Cornelia Street Cafe, Terraza 7, Tutuma, and “Jazz at the Argentinean Consulate” in New York City, 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 Huergo Quintet has recorded 5 albums: Jazz Argentino (FreshSound, World Jazz 2002), Jazz Argentino: Live at the Regattabar (FreshSound World Jazz 2004), Provinciano (Sunnyside Records, 2008), Suite in Blue and White (Wherergo Music 2012), and Hashtag (ZOHO Music, March 2016).
Fernando Huergo Quintet Personnel:
Yulia Musayelyan – flute
Rick DiMuzio – tenor saxophone
Leo Genovese – piano
Fernando Huergo – bass
Franco Pinna – drums
Album of the Week: Provinciano
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All about Jazz: Review of Provinciano
Fernando Huergo: Interview in La Voz del Interior (Spanish)
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