Vlade Guigni began his professional drumming career in 2003 at the age of 18, back in the Dominican Republic, where he is originally from. He has worked and collaborated with an extensive list of artists from the jazz, gospel, fusion and studio music scene from his native country, and the international scene.
In 2015 Guigni was part of a huge international educational project lead by world class producer Latin Grammy® award winner Enrique Gonzalez Müller. This was Berklee Online first MOOC completely in Spanish, available for free. So far the course has enrolled more than 12,000 thousand students around the world and it has been running for almost 4 years. Vlade is featured through the whole course as a player in all the examples and also he takes part offering his opinion during the conversation topics of this course.
Vlade earned world class academic credentials, a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering, a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) and a post-master’s fellowship certification, all from Berklee College of Music.
Currently, Vlade plays with different artists in the East Coast area and he also leads his own band. The band just recorded his first original album which is expected to come out soon. At the same time he has gained online presence on social media doing several collaborations with the drum companies he represents and also putting out his own content which has led him to perform clinics and masterclasses around the USA and the international scene. Vlade Endorses Meinl Cymbals/Sticks and Percussion, Canopus Drums, Evans Drumheads, Earthworks Microphones, Ahead Armor Cases, SlapKlatz Drum Gel Dampers, Big Fat Snare Drum and KBrakes.