Josiel Hernandez

josielJosiel Perez Hernandez  Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Piano, Composition, Arranging, Ensemble Classical, Jazz, R&B, Pop, Funk, Rock, Latin, Traditional and Contemporary Cuban

Josiel recieved his Bachelor of Arts in Music at the prestigious school of music in Havana Cuba, ISA (Instituto de Superior de Art). In addition to being a a multi-instumentalist, Josiel directs ensembles and symphonic orchestras, composes and arranges. In 2011, Josiel arrived in the United States on a 30 city tour with former Chuch Valdes flutist “Maraca” and has since performed with notable musicians such as Draco Rose, Luis Conte, Rayford Griffin, Haakon Graf, Sheldon Renolds, Rastine Calhoun, Jimmy Branly, Kamsi Washington, Ray De La Paz, Excelencia, and Son Mayor. Presently, Josiel leads the AC Jazz project, a world class and versatile contemporary Cuban band. Composed of extracts from Maraca, Poncho Sanchez. Chaka Kahn, Buena Vista Social Club, Grupo Afro-Cuba, Phil Collins, Arturo Sandoval and Chucho Valdes, their outstanding repertoire and style is a fusion of jazz improvisations mixed with afro-cuban music genres (rumba, folklore, danzon, cha cha cha, mambo, son timba). Josiel takes his teaching seriously, whether working with beginners or pros. He is an encouraging teacher who’s love for music is clearly evident in the context of his lessons.