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Hector "Pocho" Neciosup
Independent - United States

Overview

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Hector comes from a well known family of musicians. His grandfather, Fernando Neciosup, and his dad, Moises Neciosup Acuña, (both distinguished music teachers in Peru) were a major inspiration to Hector, but the person that inspired him the most was his uncle, Alejandro Neciosup Acuña (Alex Acuña), world renowned percussionist. Hector was introduced to percussion instruments from a very early age and by age seven he had mastered the basic beats for those instruments. At age fifteen, Hector was accepted at the Conservatory of music in Lima Peru. At age eighteen, he moved to the United States and participated in a drum contest directed by the legendary Louis Bellson, in which he won the first place. Consequently, Hector was granted a full scholarship to study at the University of Miami with Professor Steve Bagby and Professor Steve Rucker. During that period he was part of the faculty as Latin Percussion Instructor for Miami Institute of Percussion, which was founded by Russ Miller.

Through the course of his life, Hector has had the opportunity to perform and tour with major recording artists such as “Trumpet Virtuoso” Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Alex Acuna and The Unknowns, Justo Almario, Eva Ayllon, Michael Brecker, Mongo Santamaria, Bob James, Eddie Daniels, Tania Maria, Nestor Torres, Mike Orta and Willy Chirino. He has also performed with several Christian recording artists such as Richie Ray, Grupo Nueva Vida, Bobby Cruz, Tom Brooks, Don Moen, Ingrid Rosario, Ricardo Rodriguez and Danilo Montero. Presently, he is currently working with founder member of Cuban legendary band “Irakere” Mr. Carlos Averhoff and had recorded on his latest album entitled: “Jazz ‘ta Bueno” (Universal Music). In addition, Hector has been on faculty at Florida International University for the past 10 years. Presently, Hector is one of the most sought after music teachers and performers in Miami, FL.

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