Migdalia Van Der Hoven

Headshot of Migdalia Van Der Hoven - a member of the Women in Jazz Media team team

About

Migdalia van der Hoven is an International Award winning Mexican drummer currently touring with SIX the Musical across the UK. She is also a Canopus Drums, Vater Percussion, Bosphorus Cymbals and RTOM Corporation artist. She is a Berklee College of Music graduate (where she studied and performed with Jackie Santos, Terri Lynn Carrington, Victor Mendoza and Mark Walker). Migdalia is the current UK Ambassador for Hit Like a Girl Contest. She is known for her groove, sensitivity and versatility across multiple genres such as funk, jazz, latin, pop and Christian music.

Together with her latest project "The Migdalia van der Hoven Quartet", she launched her new EP "Girl Facing South" with a series of dates in and around London (Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Piano Smithfield, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club) including the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 and 2022. The EP comprises a mix of original and West Coast fusion tracks and has already received a number of very positive reviews from Grammy Award winning artists. She has just recorded a new album "Point of Departure" live at Abbey Road Studios which will be released this year.

​Migdalia has performed in the UK with Scott Stroman, Adam Glasser, Grifter Kid and The Midnight Raiders, Russell Brand, Women in Jazz and on the BBC. She was part of the Beantown Jazz Festival in the USA and is currently a member of the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico where she performs and also supports young women through scholarships to continue their studies in jazz. She also offers masterclasses internationally.

​Her EP launch took place at Ronnie Scott's and is available on all digital platforms.

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