Producer, Composer, Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist
Former member of the Panamanian rock band “Los 33”. He graduated from Villanova University in 2000 with a degree in marketing and later from Berklee College of Music in 2007, where he studied Music Production and Engineering. With the experience gained in the studio producing Rock, Jazz, Folk Music and Afro-Caribbean, he has collaborated with the most recognized Panamanian artists in record productions and film soundtracks. As an interpreter his main instrument is the guitar, where he distinguishes himself as he explores different musical styles of the world, he also plays bass and is one of the few interpreters of blues harmonica in Panama, endorsed by Hohner brand.
Since 2005 he has been working in the organization of the Panama Jazz Festival, currently being the curator and programmer of the Global Stage, a space for showcases of upcoming World Music proposals.
Since 2010, he has been the Admissions Officer of Berklee College of Music for Latin America, promoting academic programs and guiding musicians interested in pursuing music careers.
He is currently vice president of the Danilo Pérez Foundation, a Panamanian NGO that develops music education programs for children and young people at risk, promoting music as a tool for social change.
He is currently working with several artists in the production and cultural promotion of Afro-Panamanian music, mainly concentrated in the emblematic group from the province of Bocas del Toro, The Beachers, celebrating their 50th Anniversary of artistic career in addition to several other albums and documentary scores.
Some of Billy Herron’s work has been featured in:
• Premios Platino Spain 2017
• Miami Film Festival
• Circulart Music Market (Medellin, Colombia )
• Panama International Film Festival.
• Local Panamanian Television
• Copa Airlines Inflight entertainment
- Additional information
Folk Lab Music Inc.
Fellow CALI 15