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Orlando Hernandez

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  CHAYANNE

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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)

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