Fernando García Band

Saturday, January 82022, 6:30 PM ET

Fernando García, drummer and bandleader
Gabriel Chakarji, piano
Dan Martínez, bass
Jan Kus, tenor saxophone
Gabriel Vicens, guitar
Victor Pablo, percussion
Claudia Tebar, voice 

Booking Contact 
Fernando García 
fgarcia@fernandogarciamusic.com  
(787) 354-2016 

Program

“Behique”
Fernando Garcia 

“Meli Ton Ton Be” 
Hermanos Ayala, arranged by Fernando Garcia and Victor Pablo Garcia 

Biography

Drummer, composer, and bandleader Fernando Garcia was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned a bachelor’s degree inmúsica popularfrom theInter-American University of Puerto Rico, and a master’s degree in contemporary performance atBerklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain. He also completed a second master’s degree in music education atTeachers College Columbia University. In New York City, he has established himself as a sought-after drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator. Among the musicians García has toured and/or recorded with re Abraham Laboriel, PericoSambeat, Alain Pérez, Guillermo Klein, Victor Mendoza, John Benitez, XimoTébar, Nathaniel Townsley, Jim Ridl, Boris Koslov, and Miguel Zenón, among others. As a bandleader, García has three studio recordings: Desde Arriba (2012), Subidor(2013), and Guásabara Puerto Rico (2018). He is the recipient of a 2021 CMA New Jazz Works grant.