Héctor Ferreiro


Héctor is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Art in Cuba, where he studied classical and electric guitar and is now a teacher of jazz guitar.

His awards include:

  • First prize in the Musicalia national guitar competition (2007)
  • First prize in the international jazz competition JOJAZZ (2011)

Second prize at the Montreux International Jazz Competition, chaired by Kurt Rosenwinkel and

John McLaughlin (2015)

In 2017 Héctor performed in the concert for International Jazz Day chaired by the Herbie Hancock Institute and UNESCO.

He has shared the stage and collaborated with musicians including: Mark Whitfield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Al Jarreau, Joe Lovano, Roberto Fonseca, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Joaquín Betancourt, Sid Jacobs, María del Mar Bonet, Doug Cameron, Reginald Policard, Sammy Figueroa, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, Cimafunk, and Bobby Carcasses to name a few

Music Festivals include:

  • PapJazz
  • Au Rythme Du Jazz
  • Montreux Jazz Festival
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
  • Havana Jazz Plaza
  • Identities Festival
  • Havana Guitar Festival

Héctor has played on recording projects with musicians including:

Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Alexander Abreu, Giraldo Piloto, María del Mar Bonet, Manolito Simonet, Joaquín Betancourt, and Yasek Manzano

He has two album recordings as a soloist:

  • Dactilar
  • Benny Moré un Siglo Después
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