Vlade Guigni is a drummer, producer/engineer and educator originally from the Dominican Republic, currently based in Boston MA, United States. He has worked with an extensive list of artists from the jazz, gospel, fusion and studio music scene from his native country, the Dominican Republic and the international scene. The list includes Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Anat Cohen, David Gilmore, Leo Blanco, Darcy James Argue, Danilo Montero, Lilly Goodman, just to name a few.
In 2012 Guigni was awarded with a scholarship for the prestigious Berklee College of Music after he auditioned for the “Michel Camilo Scholarship”. Since then he has studied with world-renowned musicians such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Neal Smith, Ralph Peterson Jr, Henrique De Almeida, Ian Froman, Billy Kilson, Leo Blanco, Ed Tomassi, Tia Fuller, Greg Hopkins, Prince Charles Alexander, Enrique Gonzalez Müller and many others.
In 2015 Vlade was accepted into the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, an organization that is composed of top jazz musicians in the world. Faculty includes Marco Pignataro, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Dave Liebman, Ben Street, Adam Cruz,among others.The Global Jazz Institute focuses on using the music as a tool for social change. Global travels around playing and contributing in several jazz festivals, Guigni appeared with the institute in the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.
Vlade Earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering and a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration), both from Berklee College of Music.
Currently, Vlade plays with different artists in the Boston area and he also leads his own band. At the same time he just recorded his first original album which is expected to come out this year.
Vlade Endorses Meinl Cymbals, Canopus Drums, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, Ahead Armor Cases, Big Fat Snare Drum, SlapKlatz and KBrakes.