Hugo Danin is one of the most in demand drummers of Portugal
Born in 1977 in a family with a musical tradition and influenced by his father, Hugo was attracted by drumming and percussion from an early age. At 15, he began studying percussion in the Mayeusis School (Vigo, Spain) guided by his teacher, Marcus Valcárcel. Later he studied with Salvador Niebla in Spain.
In 1998 he attended the Drummers Collective in New York, where he studied with Kim Planfield, Michael Lauren, Chris Lacinak, Bobby Sanabria, Mark Walker, Ian Froman, Memo Acevedo, Fred Klatz, Frank Katz, Lincoln Goines, Jim Paine, Cliff Korman, Bob Quaranta, Sandy Genaro, Mike Clark and many more.
In 2001 he founded the Atelier de Percussão Hugo Danin (a school and workshop/creative center), where he developed his own projects and others, in cooperation with other musicians and artists. In 2002 he went back to the Drummers Collective in New York to study with Guy Lacatta and Frank Katz to develop his Drum´n Bass and Jungle style. Currently Hugo works as a Freelancer, teaching drums and percussion. He also performs with bands including:
· Pedro Abrunhosa
· André Indiana
· Marta Ren & The Groovelvets
· WE TRUST
· EMMY CURL
· DIANA MARTINEZ & THE CRIB
· Mónica Ferraz
· Hugo Danin Trio
· Manuel Beleza Trio,
· Trio DEP
· Manel Cruz
· Paulo Praça,
· António Mão de Ferro,
· Alberto Índio,
· Barbara Monteiro,
· Só Vicente
· Sloppy Joe, Quarto Jazz, J. Davis Quarteto, Sandro NORTON, Cooking Jungle, Silky (álbum “ The World”, 2002), Komodo Wagon, Miss Yer X, Minneman Blues Band, MOSH, Kiko Group, ZÖE e Barbara Monteiro, and many others.
In addition, he manages workshops in music schools and institutes all over the world, spreading information and tips about drumming and percussion.
Born in (city): Portugal
Lives in (city): Porto
Drumming since (year): 13 years old
Current band/project(s): Monica Ferraz, Diana Martinez, Marta Ren & the
Biggest influence(s): Buddy Rich
Favorite album you played on: Marta Ren & The Groovelvets
Favorite album you didn’t play on: Mercury Falling (Sting)
Career highlight: presentation of my first debut album (Hugo Danin Trio Raku)
Favourite SABIAN cymbal: HHX 21” Groove Ride