BIO


 

Irais Brito Hierrezuelo

Di eVano Founder & Instructor (Upright Bass)

Irais was born in Havana, Cuba. He began his music career mentored by his father and took private music lessons with Juan Elosequi's pupil, Maria Del Carmen Pena. Irais graduated from Havana National School of Arts & Music (E.N.A.), where he earned the title of Professor of Contrabass & Ensemble Performance. In 2014, he was awarded the North American Scholarship in the Bachelor Degree Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he will graduate in 2017.

Irais enjoys experimenting with diverse genres, from Afro-Cuban to Old School R&B to Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock & Blues. He has been a member of the Coro de Camera, conducted by Alina Orraca. He also was a member of Havana Youth Symphony, National Chorus of Cuba, Charanga Habanera, and recorded a CD with Tumbao Havana. After being accepted into Berklee College of Music, he has been exposed to jazz and has performed with the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BSCO) and Harry Porter Soundtrack Orchestra (HPSO).

He has studied Bass under Manuel Valdes, Luis Cojal, Carlitos del Puerto Jr.,  David Clark (George Benson), Susan Hagen (Boston Pops/BSO), and Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D’ Rivera). He is the founder of Di eVano & Timba Tropicalia, as well as a private bass instructor.

 

Teaching Experience:

  • Producer & Ensemble Coach Location (date)
  • Music Mentor El Sistema, Somerville MA (2014-present)
  • Private Bass Instructor, Di eVano Studio, Melrose MA (2010-present)