Wed, January 25th, West Village’s famed 55 BAR.


It’s been a while since last playing at this gem of a Village speak-easy club, where Jaco Pastorius used to hone in his skills along with Mike Stern and other Jazz luminaries. I’ll be playing with Argentinian star-vocalist, Gabriela Anders.

Back at Dizzy’s, NY

hector_dizzys_2017It was a pleasure coming back to Jazz At Lincoln Center’s beautiful Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Coca Cola, this time playing the amazing Acid Mambo music of Chris Washburne’s Syotos band!

With spellbinding views of Central Park behind the stage, it is one of the most beautiful clubs in the entire world. The sound is impecable… and so is the food!


DOWNBEAT Mag lists our CD (BANDAGRANDE: Big Band Theory) among the BEST ALBUMS of 2016

With a great 4.5 star review, DOWNBEAT has put us among 2016’s best albums….

Foreign Affair at JOE’s PUB, New York!

The newest incarnation of FOREIGN AFFAIR performed to a full house at the iconic JOE’s PUB on Lafayette Street, featuring vibraphonist Bill Ware (STEELY DAN, GROOVE COLLECTIVE),  percussionist Rudy Bird (KENNY GARRETT, WEATHER REPORT… MILES DAVIS), percussionist Samuel Torres (LILA DOWNs, RICHARD BONA), up-and-coming percussionist Memo Barros and yours truly at the piano… CD recording coming up!

Going Symphonic in Washington

A beautiful musical exploration happened on Sunday November 17th at George Mason University’s Art Center, a beautiful 1700 seat theater, with the Washington Symphonic Brass in a successful crossover of Classical, Jazz and Pop music… Hector played on his own arrangement of Bach’s F major Prelude (WTK X) in the first half of the concert and on the second part, featuring pop music, all orchestrated by fantastic trumpeter and leader, Phil Snedecor…


Rehearsal with the Washington Symphonic Brass at George Mason University’s Art Center


FOREIGN AFFAIR conquered new horizons this past November 9th, performing, this time as a Trio, at the First Horsens Latin Jazz Festival in that charming town on the mainland side of Denmark. Being a first time made the festival a beautiful and very intimate affair, making our decision to bring a Trio format the right decision. We had Bass Guitar phenomenon Juan Garcia Herreros and percussion living legend Roberto Quintero on an innovative Drum/Percussion set. Firewroks were flying! The interaction with the audience was excellent and at the end everybody graded the whole 3-day festival a huge success! My congratulations to Maria de la Luz and her partner Tomas for a beautiful project and good luck in the future!Horsens_Trio

Back at the Side Door Jazz Club in magic Old Lyme,CT!!

Saturday October 26th, 8PM, Hector will be back at the fabulous SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB in Old Lyme, CT with his new project, PAU BRASIL… re-visiting Brazil’s rich musical culture through innovative arrangements of ageless standards and and original compositions.

A fresh line up of  well-known personalities of NYC’s amazing Brazilian Jazz scene:

Itaguara Brandao, bass; Ricardo Grilli, guitar; Ze Mauricio, percussion, Sebastian Nickoll, percussion; Hector Martignon, piano/accordion/leader


The Side Door Jazz Club is housed adjacent to the venerable Old Lyme Inn, an exquisite Bed and Breakfast opened in 1956 in a former farm dating from 1856. Across the street is the Old Lyme Art Society, once home of theAmerican Impressionist Movement.

Come… enjoy art, history, geography, haute cuisine and support world-class live Jazz while checking out this beautiful new venue for Jazz in the North East!