Biography

Alejandro Herrera plays the electric bass since he was 12 years old. From 1986 he has been leading his own groups where he develops his career as a composer and arranger (he has 3 CDs) and his present group is one of the most outstanding ones of jazz scene in Buenos Aires - Argentina.



On the other hand due to his versatility with the instrument, he is required by musicians of different styles to do recordings, and is also called to play with foreign musicians that tour around South America. Lately he has been part of several local groups like: "Ricardo Nole Trio", "Clase Unica" trio, Gustavo Bergalli quintet, "Robert Petinatto & Now", Alejandro Santos group, among others.



During 2002 he toured round USA and Europe as part of the guitar player Al Di Meola´s group. Also every 2 years since 1992, he does European tours with the Austrian saxophone player "Karlheinz Miklin & Quinteto Argentina" (also have some CD edited with this group with some of his tunes) and their next tour is on Sept 2006.

Actually he has 26 hours weekly of Jazz Bass and Jazz practica de conjunto in Escuela de Musica Popular de Avellaneda and Escuela de Arte Leopoldo Marechal.



He has also been teaching since 1987 and has done workshops in several countries around the world.




2014 Tour

Karlheinz Miklin Quintet on August...
Ricardo Nole Quartet - Fernando Lerman: Sax & Flute - Ricardo Nole: Piano - Brian Anadon: Drums
The Herbie Hancock´s Music by Quintillo Cinalli: Drums - Abel Patrone: Piano - Alejandro Herrera: Bass
Herrera MDP Quintet - Federico Viceconte: Sax - Matias Rivara: Trunpet - Eduardo Palomo: Keys - Javier Puyol: Drums




2010 Tour

Scott Henderson Group - Sudamerican International Tour Uruguay, Chile & Argentina
Machline - Herrera - Lapouble
Ricardo Nole Quartet




2009 Tour

Ismael Serrano Group - Sudamerican International Tour Uruguay, Chile & Argentina
Sergio Gruz ( piano) Trio - Herrera (bass) - Beveraggi (drums)
Machline/ Herrera / Lapouble - Notorious, Thelonious
Ricardo Nole Quartet




2007 Tour

Alejandro Herrera Quinteto - Richard Nant (tr) - Gustavo Camara (sx) - Alejandro Herrera (bass & double bass) - Fernando Martinez (dr) - Thelonious, Jazzologia - Teatro San Martin.
Sergio Gruz ( piano) Trio - Herrera (bass) - Beveraggi (drums) - Bariloche
Machline/ Herrera / Lapouble - Notorious, Thelonious, tour Rosario.
Ricardo Nole trio - Museo Renault
Nole/Herrera/Lapouble - Clasica & Moderna - Jazz Sur Festival VI, Buenos Aires Jazz & otras musicas.
Jan Reinen (Holanda) trio - Jan Reinen (piano), Herrera (bass), Fernando Marrone (drums) - Todo Mundo - Jazz Sur Festival VI.




2006 Tour

Gruz - Herrera - Piazzolla - Sergio Gruz (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass & doublebass), Pipi Piazzolla ( drums) - ciclos en Notorious, Festival Bs As Jazz & Otras Musicas.
Machline - Herrera - Lapouble - Notorious, Festival Jazz & Pop, Thelonious, Notorious.
Alejandro Herrera Trio - Sergio Gruz ( piano) Alejandro Herrera (bass) Javier Martinez (drums) - Festival de Jazz de Miramar.
Ricardo Nole Trio - Ricardo Nole (piano) Alejandro Herrera ( bass) Ernesto Zeppa (drums) - Festival de Jazz de Miramar, Notorious, Thelonious, Pinamar, Museo Renault.
Livia Barbosa Cuarteto - Livia Barbosa (voz), Nole (piano), Herrera (bass), Zeppa (drums) - Necochea Bosque Jazz Festival.
Nole - Herrera - Lapouble - Ricardo Nole (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass), Pocho Lapouble (drums)- El Perro Andaluz, Villa Gessell, Club Amigos del Jazz, Festival de Jazz de Monte Grande.
Lucio Mazaira trio - Guillermo Romero (piano), Herrera (bass), Lucia Mazaira (drums).
Jarmo Savolainen(Finlandia) Trio - Notorious




2005 Tour

Pekka Pylkkanen`s Tube Factory ( Finland) - Festival Jazz en Abril ( Mar del Plata) - Universidad de Cordoba - Emu La Plata - Sala Zitarrosa ( Urugiuay) - Providencia Jazz ( Chile) - Thelonious y Museo Nacional ( Bolivia) - Auditorio de Cuzco ( Peru).
Ricardo Silveira Trio (Brasil) - Ricardo Silveira (guitar) Alejandro Herrera (bass), Fernando Martinez (drums) - Bs As Jazz & Otras Musicas, El Perro Andaluz.
Karlheinz Miklin Trio (Austria) - Miklin (saxs), Herrera (bass), Lapouble (drums) - El Gorriti, Notorious.
Jarmo Savolainen (Finlandia) & Karlheinz Miklin (Austria) Cuartet - Jarmo Savolainen (Piano) , Karlheinz Miklin (Saxs), Alejandro Herrera (bass), Pocho Lapouble (drums) – La Plata Jazz Festival.
Machline -Herrera - Lapouble - Norberto Machline (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass & doblebass), Pocho Lapouble (drums) – Summer Tour - Jazz & Pop Festival, Thelonious, Notorious, Ciudad Vieja ( La Plata), El Perro Andaluz, “Bs As Jazz & Otras Musicas” Festival, El Gorriti, Jazz at Quilmes
Alejandro Santos - Alejandro Santos (flute), Ricardo Nole (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass), Zurdo Roizner (drums), Domingo Cura (percution), Adriana Rios (voice y flute) - Teatro Ateneo.
Ricardo Nole Trio - Ricardo Nole (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass & doublebass), Ernesto Zeppa (drums)- Notorious, Thelonious, El Gorriti.
Paris BA connection - Sergio Gruz - piano ( France), Herrera (bass & doublebass), Javier Martinez (drums) - Ciclo costa atlantica - Festival Jazz & Pop, Notorious, Doobop (chascomus).
Alejandro Herrera Trio & friends, with Gustavo Bergalli (tr), Facundo Bergalli (guit) y Ben van den Dungen (sax - Holanda) - Thelonious.
Alejandro Herrera Trio & Ben Van Den Dunguen - Ben Van Den Dungen (Saxs), Hernan Jacinto (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass), Javier Martinez (drums)- Ciclo en La Plata.
Alejandro Herrera trio - Hernan Jacinto (piano), Alejandro Herrera ( bass & doublebass), Javier Martinez & Fernando Martinez (drums) - Teatro Ateneo - Thelonious - Ciudad Vieja ( La Plata), El Gorriti
Alejandro Herrera Quinteto - Richard Nant (tr), Gustavo Camara (saxs), Hernan Jacinto (piano), Alejandro Herrera (bass & doublebass), Fernando Martinez (drums) - Festival de Jazz de Chascomus - X Festival de Jazz de Rosario - Ciudad Vieja ( La Plata), El Gorriti, Jazz Club, La Plata Jazz Festival, Notorious.




2004 Tour

Alejandro Herrera Quintet - Teatro Ateneo, Festival de jazz de Chascomus, Buenos Aires Jazz & Otras Musicas, Cierre del Aniversario de Dolores, Jazzologia (Teatro San Martin), Living 33 (Santa Fe), Teatro La Subasta ( Mar del Plata), Nostra Cosa, etc.
Karlheinz Miklin ( Aust) & 5 Argentina - Festejando los 20 anios de giras - Argentina, Austria, Suiza, Italia, Croacia.
Guillermo Calliero cuarteto - Rio Gallegos (South Argentina)
Gillespi - Ateneo, inauguracion TXT, Rosario.
Trio Machline - Herrera - Lapouble - Jazzologia, Notorious, Thelonious, Pilar, etc
Ricardo Nole trio - Bs As Jazz & otras musicas, Notorious, Thelonious, Sta Fe, Chascomus, etc.
Roberto Pettinato & now - Club del Vino, Velez ( soporte de The doors), etc.




On TV

1994 - "Caravana de suenos", Chanel 13 Played with several musicians as: Dionne Warwick, Jose Feliciano, Celia Cruz, Ricardo Montaner, Pappo, David Lebon, Jairo, Jorge Ben Jor, etc.
1997 to ´99 - "Movete" Canal 2 America TV.
Played with: Mercedes Sosa, Raul Lavie, JAF, Fabiana Cantilo, German Burgos, etc.
1999 - "Salvajes" Canal Azul.
2001 - Especial "Fiesta del Mar".
Personal interview about his teaching activities at the program "Tribulaciones".
2002 - Personal Interview at the program " Music Expert" with Diego Mizrahi ending with one of his tunes performed by Mizrahi`s band.
2003 - TRIBULACIONES - at Music Country & canal 7 - Especial ALEJANDRO HERRERA QUINTETO.
Escalera a La Fama ( POP STARS) -main band - canal 13
Especial de Bandana - Canal 13
2004 - Al Mango - Canal 7 - Personal Interview at the program " Music Expert" with Diego Mizrahi ending with one of his tunes performed by Mizrahi`s band.
2004 - Badia & Compania - Sergio Denis
2006 - Badia - Lerner
2007 - Especial Fiesta de la Vendimia - Lerner
Especial Fiesta de Mar del Plata - Lerner
"Jamm Session" - Personal Interview, workshop a and show with Diego Mizrahi enand his band.




Jingles

1987 - Jingles for LU6 Radio Mar del Plata
1987 - Musicalization for FM Radio Rivadavia - Buenos Aires.
1988 - jingles for Radio Continental.
1989 - Main Jingle at the radio program "La Oral Deportiva", Radio Rivadavia.




Recordings

1986 - Luis Caro: "Viendo a la Gente".
1987 - Luis Caro: "Hurra!!!".
1988 "Kukuma" Claudia Loubet: "Una chica como yo" Sony Mexico.
1988 - Sandra y Celeste: "Somos mucho mas que dos" BMG.
1989 - Susan Ferrer: "Susan Ferrer".
1989 - Luis Caro: "Murga de los Crotos" (instrumentist - aranges).
1990 - Gabriel Ogando: "Quedate conmigo esta noche" - Taxi Records.
1990 - Vanessa: "Llego la hora" BMG.
1991 - Ramiro Theran: " Quiero decirte" BMG.
1991 - Daniela Fernandez: "Nico" - Sony Music.
1991 - Ricardo Nole Trio: "Cuareim", "Afrombe" Melopea.
1991 - Carlos Campos Cuarteto: "Expansiones" - EPSA.
1992 - Pocho Lapouble y Asoc. : "R.S.V.P." - Melopea CDM 078.
1992 - Daniel Volpini: " Rush Hour" - EPSA CD 5001.
1993 - Ruben Rada - Montevideo, Octubre, "Concierto por la vida" Orfeo CDO0462. Recorded Live.
1993 - Luis Caro: "Living in the 5 world"(bass - keyboards- programing - aranges of all the material).
1994 - Ladrones Sueltos: "Segundo Asalto" - Sony Music.
1994 - Karlheinz Miklin and Quinteto Argentino: Austria, "El viejo" - S.O.S. Music - Austria J009.
1994 - Carlos Campos Cuarteto. Independent.
1995 - Luis Caro: "Cosa de Negros".
1995 - Fats Fernandez "Tangos & Standards" Melopea CDMSE 5083.
1996 - Clase Unica: "Jazz Latino". Independent.
1998 - Estela Raval: "Las Alas de mi voz" - Sony Music.
1999 - Luis Caro: "Ardiendo en la lluvia" ( bass & aranges).
2000 - Mario Parmisano: "Desde el Laberinto" - Independent.
2001 - Roberto Pettinato: "Now"- Independent.
2001 - Karlheinz Miklin / Quinteto Argentina & KUG Big Band: "Linda" TCB 21232 Suiza ( incluye "Forth Trip" de Alejandro Herrera).
2002 - Nancy Stork: "Lunas y Barros". Independent.
2002 - Sergio Salvatore. Independent.
2003 - POP STARS : Escalera a la fama - BMG.
2003 - Mambru : " Creciendo" - BMG.
2003 - Lorena Filgueras : "Algo Contigo" - Independiente.
2003 - Marcelo San Juan : Disparador de los Suenios.
2003 - Roberto Petinato & now : Musica anticomercial - Independiente.
2003 - Karlheinz Miklin & Quinteto Argentina
2003 - Lagrima Rios - junto a varios artistas - (aun sin editar) - prod. por G. Santaolalla.
2004 - Ricardo Nole trio : De Profundis- Sello MDR.
2004 - Trio Machline Herrera Lapouble : En vivo en Notorious- MDR.
2004 - Marcelo San Juan - Acelerador de Suenios - EPSA
2004 - Bs As Jazz & otras Musicas - Varios Artistas
2005 - Gustavo Mozzi - material sin editar aun.
2005 - Ricardo Nole - Interiores - MDR.
2005 - Cez - Independiente.
2005 - Fernando Lerman & Ludmila Fernandez - Para que siga dando Vueltas - Pai.
2009 - Ismael Serrano - Acuerdate de vivir - CD




Workshops

June 1994 - Sindicato de Musicos de Mar del Plata.
Setiembre 1994 - Swiss Jazz School - Berna - Suiza.
October 1994 - Hochschule F. Musik U. Kunst (Jazz College of Music) - Graz - Austria
May 1996 - Escuela de Jazz de Walter Malosetti.
May 1996 - Scat Jazz & Bar La Plata.
September 1996 - Hochschule F. Musik U. Kunst (Jazz College of Music) - Graz - Austria
Octouber 1999 - Hochschule F. Musik U. Kunst (Jazz College of Music) - Graz - Austria
Feb 2000 - Mar del Plata.
October 2001 - Hochschule fur Musik und Kunst (Graz - Austria).
Freiburg Jazz School of Music (Freiburg - Germany).
Mannheim Jazz Schule (Mannheim - Germany).
Weimar Jazz Schule (Weimar – Germany).
Dicember 2002 - Escuela de Musica de La Plata.
May 2003 - Conservatorio de Musica de Chascomus.
April 2004 - Brukneruniversitat (Linz - Austria).
June 2004 - IMMC - Instituto de Musica de Mar del Plata.
October 2004 - Escuela de Musica de La Plata.
November 2004 - Santa Fe.
April 2005 - junto a Tube Factory - EMU La Plata.
May 2005 - Conservatorio de Chascomus.
November - 2005 - EMU La Plata.
Dicember - 2005 - EMU La Plata.
August 2006 – EMU – La Plata..
September 2006 – CEMTRY - Wilde - Buenos Aires.
Octuber 2006 - Austria.
October 2006 - Rotterdam Conservatoire (Rotterdam Holand) – Invited to do a week ensamble workshop called : "Jazz Meets Candombe".
October 2006 - Rotterdham Conservatoire (Rotterdam Holanda) – Invited to do a Bass workshop for the Jazz Department.
May 2007 – Bass Workshop – at the “Festival Buenos Aires Jazz & Otras Musicas”.




Studies

Born January 26, 1960 - Capital Federal - Buenos Aires - Argentina

High School studues complete.

  • University studies: Second year at Economy – Universidad Nacional Mar del Plata.
  • Musical Studies: He started to play the bass at the age of 12. He’s self taught.
  • Studied Music Theory and piano at the Beethoven Music Conservatory (Buenos Aires).
  • Studied violin and viola with Teddy Sanchez ( Viola soloist at the “Symphonic Orchestra of Mar del Plata”).
  • Arrangement with Rick Anna.
  • Harmony with Juan Carlos Cirigliano.
  • Harmony with Marcelo Braga.


Artists

Al Di Meola & New World Sinfonia(USA)


Scott Henderson Trio(USA)


Jarmo Savolainen (Finland)


Karlheinz Miklin Quartet (Austria)


Kasey Goveia & Jeoffrey Aymar (USA)


Gilad Atzmon (UK)


Philip Catherine Trio(Belgium)


Discography

Minority Report (2003)


Recording Session (1994)