Born in Holguin, Cuba, Mauricio Herrera Tamayo is a Grammy Nominee Drummer, Percussionist, Vocalist and Educator with over 25 years of professional experience. Taking his first musical steps with the violin at the age of 7, he began studying percussion by the age of 14; graduating from the Jose Maria Ochoa Conservatory in Holguin and moving to La Habana to broaden his horizons, where he played, toured, and recorded with Cuba’s greatest artists. click here for full Bio. 






Respecting my culture’s traditions and fusing it with today’s music is one of the most exciting aspects of my career.
— Mauricio Herrera