Currently the UK Ambassador for Hit Like A Girl and originally from Mexico, Migdalia van der Hoven is an international award winning drummer based in the UK. 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 known for her groove, sensitivity and versatility across multiple genres such as funk, jazz, latin, pop and Christian music. For one of her most recent projects, “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.
Her band’s latest album, “Point Of Departure”, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and will be released later this year.
Migdalia has performed in the UK with Scott Stroman, Adam Glasser, Grifter Kid and The Midnight Raiders, Russell Brand and The All Souls Orchestra and as part of the Beantown Jazz Festival and on the BBC.
She is currently a member of the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico which performs and supports young women through scholarships to continue their studies in jazz. Migdalia also offers masterclasses internationally.