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Heriberto Rojas



He began his musical studies at the Escuela de Música de la Universidad de los Andes, where besides of participating in several ensembles, was a member of the founding generation of the “Estudiantina Universitaria” at the Universidad de los Andes. In 1992, he moves to Caracas to continue his musical studies of Doublebass and Mandolin at the Simón Bolívar Music Conservatory with professors Carlos Verenzuela Agustin Vivas and Iván Adler, and also at the prestigious Escuela de Música “Ars Nova”, studying doublebass and electric bass under the guidance of professors Maria Eugenia Atilano and Gonzalo Micó.


Additionally, as an instrument player, he has grown as a composer and a music arranger participating in diverse musical productions and festivals such as the “II Salon de Jóvenes Compositores” in which he ended up as a finalist. He has attended many seminars and master classes with doublebass players Luis Imbert, Jeff Badretich,  Eddie Gómez, John Patitucci and the bass players Jeff Berlin, Bobby Valentin, John Benítez, Carlos Sanoja and Janek Gwizdala.


In 2002, he moved to the city of New York to continue his musical studies being selected to attend to the “BMI Jazz Composer” course, where he received classes with the renowned bass and doublebass player, John Benítez.


He has been a member of different groups and has collaborated with many artists besides from participating in famous national festivals: Festival de Jazz del Hatillo, Barquisimeto Jazz Festival, Festival Internacional Jazz & Blues Mérida, and the international: Summer Park New York Festival, Festival de Plectro “La Rioja”, as well as in recordings like: “Desde Otro Lugar” and “Sinvergüensuranzas” with Los Sinvergüenzas,  “ONKORA 15 Años” and “Diferente pero Distinto” with Onkora ensemble,  Arcos y Voces Juveniles de Caracas, among many others.


He currently lives in Caracas, and since 2002 he has been an active member of “Los Sinvergüenzas”, a group that also belongs to the “Movida Acustica Urbana” (MAU). In 2005 he returned once again to Onkora ensemble, and would also become a member of Prisca Davila’s band in 2007, Laurent Lecuyer’s Trio since 2011, among other projects. At the same time, he has worked as a tutor at the School of Music “Ars Nova” and belongs to the teachers staff of the Jazz Caracas Workshop and the “Escuela Itinerante de Música”.


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Heriberto Rojas plays electric bass

mades by Roger Morillo

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