COUNTRY: United States
Q & A
BORN IN: Havana, Cuba
LIVES IN: Las Vegas, Nevada
DRUMMING SINCE: Professionally, since the age of 16
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT: Currently on a 3 year tour with international recording artist Chayanne
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: My father Papito Hernandez, my drum teachers Walfredo De Los Reyes Sr. and Alex Acuña. My listening influences have been Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Tony Williams, Steve Schaffer, John Robinson, Elvin Jones, Jojo Mayer, Steve Smith and Walfredo Reyes Jr.
FAVORITE ALBUM THAT I PLAYED ON: “Dance On” or “Danzon”, Arturo Sandoval
FAVORITE ALBUM THAT I DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Secrets”, Allan Holdsworth
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Recording in London at the BBC studios with Arturo Sandoval and the London Symphony Orchestra.
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 22” Artisan Ride (Natural finish)