Hector is a guitarist and composer, born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico.

He started playing guitar at the age of 14, playing rock covers in high school rock bands.

At the age of 18, he started studying privately with several renowned musicians from the Mexico City music scene, while getting immersed into Jazz and other styles.

After spending several years studying and working professionally as a musician in Mexico City in a variety of stylistic settings, he went on to pursue studies at Berklee College of Music, majoring in Performance. This was achieved with the help of a World Scholarship Tour award, which he received through an audition while Berklee faculty visited Mexico City.

At Berklee, he had the opportunity to study with renowned faculty such as Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, Tim Miller, Ed Tomassi, Dave Santoro, Greg Hopkins, Bruno Raberg, Bob Pilkington, Rick Peckham, Bret Willmott, Rick DiMuzio, Leo Blanco and Fernando Brandao, among others. Hector completed his studies and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Performance (Summa Cum Laude) in 2008.

In 2009, he got awarded a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory, where he studied under the direction of renowned faculty such as Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Ken Schaphorst, Danilo Perez, Frank Carlberg, Jason Moran, Brad Shepik, John McNeil, among others. He also performed during the 2010-2011 academic year with the NEC Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Ken Schaphorst. Hector graduated and received his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance (with Academic Honors) in 2011.

Hector has performed in the following venues/festivals:

  • Panama Jazz Festival 2010, Panama City, Panama
  • Boston Jazz Week 2010, Boston, USA
  • Feast of Music 2011, Boston, USA
  • JAZZBOOK.1 Festival 2011, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Teatro De La Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexico
  • New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston, USA
  • Berklee Performance Center, Boston, USA
  • Ryles Jazz Club, Boston, USA
  • Lilypad, Boston, USA
  • “Fiesta de la Musica” Festival (hosted by the French Embassy), Mexico City, Mexico