Yuvisney Aguilar Rojas

Independent

Yuvisney Aguilar Rojas was born in the village of San Luis, in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. His interest in art and music began at the age of six, participating in youth community projects for fans of culture, which consisted of singing children's songs and greatest hits of the 1980’s.  From childhood he began to receive awards at different festivals and events, as a solo singer, instrumentalist and percussionist.

Yuvisney began his musical studies at the Raúl Sánchez School of Art and later at the Carlos Hidalgo Professional School both located in Pinar del Río, where he graduated in 2001 specializing in percussion. Between 2000 and 2004 in Havana, he attended numerous Afro-Cuban Percussion (Yoruba) seminars given by the prestigious teacher Lázaro Pedroso, who is an instructor at I.S.A. (Superior Institute of Art) and founder of the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba.

Yuvisney’s professional credits include percussionist, singer, composer and musical director for the group Manana, as well as percussionist for Chuchito Valdés and Sandra Carrasco. Yuvisney was also percussionist in the musical NY Story, which was directed by Pepe Rivero and choreographed by Dani Panullo. Yuvisney has also performed and/or recorded with such notable artists as: Richard Bona, Paquito D’ Rivera, Pablo Milanés, Néstor Torres,  Ángela Carrasco, David Murray,  Orquesta Nacional de Jazz, Luis Cobos and Spain Jazz Band, Raúl Paz, Carlos Maza, Síntesis and Café Quijano. among many others.

More recently, Yuvisney collaborated on a CD by Chuck Loeb, and was honored to appear with some of the great artists in the music industry including Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Eric Marienthal, and  Peter Eskine.

 

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Yuvisney Aguilar,
Richard Bona - Please don't stop- One Shot Not
Yuvisney Aguilar con Afro-Brahms (
Yuvisney Aguilar - solo de timbal