Hierrito Onelvis Fernandez
World Music \ Jazz
Hierrito Fernandez. Guitar, Cuban Tres, singer/songwriter
Hierrito Fernandez. Born in Holguin Cuba, made his way to Toronto Canada in 2000. Since then, this multi-instrumentalist musician has been mesmerizing audiences alongside the most renowned musicians in Cuba and Toronto. His genre scope knows no bounds. From modern jazz to Brazilian jazz and his flag sound is the sounds of Cuba, old and new. Hierrito’s guitar dexterity is unique and spell-binding. At an early age his mother taught him his first music lesson on Cuban tres, a quintessential Cuban guitar. At that point music became his soul drive. Hierrito attended the Jose Maria Ochoa Conservatory in Holguin where he graduated to become the artist he is today.
His experience since his academic years includes founding in Cuba of Trio Union, Las Neiras group, and collaborations with the renown Arara group in Cuba. In Toronto, Onelvis regularly collaborates with musicians like Luis Mario Ochoa, Tipica Toronto, maestro Hilario Duran, Café Cubano, Clave King (Johnny Borres), Joaquin Nuñez, and also the great bassist Roberto Riveron, his cousin. Hierrito’s various collaborations with various Cuban bands as allowed him to tour internationally. His regular weekly gigs at various venues in and around Toronto have over the years generated a big fan base for this artist.
Hierrito’s original jazz composition has been performed at Nathan Phillips Square July 1st, 2017 150th Canada celebration. The city of Toronto commissioned the Cuban Canadian Jazz Project that brought together Cuban composers and performers from four provinces. Hierrito represented Newfoundland and Labrador with his composition and performance. Currently, Hierrito settled his residence to be St John's Newfoundland as part of his crusade to conquer the already musically rich Eastern Canada.