About the ArtistBorn in 1977 in a family with a musical tradition and influenced by his father, Hugo was attracted by drumming and percussion from an early age. At 15, he began studying percussion in the Mayeusis School (Vigo, Spain) guided by his teacher, Marcus Valcárcel. Later he studied with Salvador Niebla in Spain.
In 1998 he attended the Drummers Collective in New York, where he studied with Kim Planfield, Michael Lauren, Chris Lacinak, Bobby Sanabria, Mark Walker, Ian Froman, Memo Acevedo, Fred Klatz, Frank Katz, Lincoln Goines, Jim Paine, Cliff Korman, Bob Quaranta, Sandy Genaro, Mike Clark and many more.
In 2001 he founded the Atelier de Percussão Hugo Danin (a school and workshop/creative center), where he developed his own projects and others, in cooperation with other musicians and artists.
In 2002 he went back to the Drummers Collective in New York to study with Guy Lacatta and Frank Katz to develop his Drum´n Bass and Jungle style. Currently Hugo works as a Freelancer, teaching drums and percussion. He also performs with bands including:
- André Indiana
- Manuel Beleza trio
- J. Davis quartet
- Cooking Jungle
In addition, he manages workshops in music schools and institutes all over Portugal, spreading information and tips about drumming and percussion.