ABOUT MIGDALIA VAN DER HOVEN
Migdalia van der Hoven is an international award winning Mexican drummer who is currently working in the UK's musical theatre, jazz and function scene. Credit highlights include: main chair for SIX the Musical International Tour 2022- 2023 and deputy for the current Tour and West End run; Salty Brine's Living Record Collection at the Soho Theatre; Cake the Musical at the Lyric Theatre West End; Billie The Kid at The Vaudeville Theatre West End; Cinderella at Watford Palace Theatre (with further West End projects coming soon); and drummer for the The Coronation Prom held at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the All Souls Orchestra.
She is a Canopus Drums, Vater Percussion, Bosphorus Cymbals and RTOM Corporation endorser and artist.
Migdalia is a Berklee College of Music graduate (having studied and performed with Jackie Santos, Terri Lynn Carrington, Victor Mendoza and Mark Walker) and also the current UK Ambassador for the "Hit Like a Girl Contest" and "Women in Jazz Media".
She is known for her groove, sensitivity and versatility across multiple genres such as funk, jazz, latin, pop and musical theatre.
Her current project is the "The Migdalia van der Hoven Quartet" which released an EP "Girl Facing South" during 2021 and followed this up with a full album "Point of Departure" recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 2022. The album release has been supported with a series of concert dates in and around London (Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Piano Smithfield, The Crypt at St. Martin's in the Fields, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club) including the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021, 2022 and 2023. Both the EP and album comprise a mix of original and West Coast fusion tracks and has already received a number of very positive reviews from Grammy Award winning artists and airplay on multiple stations in the UK, Mexico, Spain and USA. These are available on all digital platforms.
Migdalia has performed across the UK with The Kingdom Choir, Scott Stroman, Mawaan Rizwan, Russell Brand, Adam Glasser, Karl Theobald, The All Souls Orchestra and has made multiple appearances on the BBC and ITV. She was part of the Cornbury Festival in 2022 and billed alongside artists such as Bryan Adams, Jools Holland and Ronan Keating. She is also a member of the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico which supports young women through scholarships to continue their studies in jazz.
She has previously held drum masterclasses in the UK and Mexico and offers these internationally - she will be a panelist at the
UK Drum Show this year.
Migdalia was named "Woman of the Year" in Mexico in 2022 for her contributions to arts and culture.
See JAZZ IN EUROPE interview here:
See EFG London Jazz Festival here:
Tec Woman Award 2022 here:
- PIANO SMITHFIELD 04/08
- RONNIE SCOTT'S 21/08
- THE BEAR CLUB 11/09
- SOHO JAZZ FESTIVAL 15-17/09
- TOULOUSE LAUTREC JAZZ CLUB 24/09
- PIZZA EXPRESS LIVE 06/10
- EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 17/11
- EVIE ROSE @HIPPODROME CASINO 06/12
MEXICO TOUR 2022
- MASTERCLASS NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF MEXICO (LIVESTREAM)
- CEDEM YAMAHA MASTERCLASS + CONCERT 28/02
- TEC DE MONTERREY (WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD) 01/03
- SAXY JAZZ CLUB 01/03
- KARAMEL N22 16/01
- PIANO SMITHFIELD 11/02
- THE BEDFORD 08/03
- CORNBURY FESTIVAL 09/07
- THE DORCHESTER HOTEL ROOFTOP 21/07
- THE SHARD OBLIX 23/07
- THE TAJ HOTEL 13/08
- THE DORCHESTER HOTEL ROOFTOP 19/08
- THE TAJ HOTEL 20/08
- WOOLWICH WORKS - 28/08
- THE DORCHESTER HOTEL ROOFTOP 03/09
- TOULOUSE LAUTREC JAZZ CLUB 17/09
- FIONA ROSS @JAZZ CAFE - 09/11
- EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 17/11
- THE CRYPT @ST.MARTIN'S IN THE FIELDS 30/11
- JAZZ CAFE POSK 02/12
UK & FRANCE 2023
- THE SHARD OBLIX 21/01
- PIANO SMITHFIELD (PABLO ETTINGER) 21/02
- JAZZ CAFE POSK 31/03
- FRANCE TOUR (MICHELLE CHOI) 16/04
- THE CORONATION PROM @ROYAL ALBERT HALL 06/05
- TOULOUSE LAUTREC JAZZ CLUB (MVDH QUARTET) - 19/05
- PABLO ETTINGER & THE BLUE NOTES - 22/05
- INEZA @CRAZY COQS - 08/07
- POSTMODERN JUKEBOX @THE SQUARE CLUB - 29/07
- INEZA @BOISDALE - 08/08
- EDISON HERBERT QUARTET @BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL 11/08
- MAWAAN COMEDY GALA @THE ROUNDHOUSE 23/09
- SALTY BRINE: BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN – THE SMITHS SHOW @SOHO THEATRE 29/08 - 16/09
- CAKE THE MUSICAL @LYRIC THEATRE 20/09 - 24/09
- QUEEN BEATS - 29/09
- THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - A WEST END CELEBRATION @LYRIC THEATRE - 22/10
- BILLIE THE KID MUSICAL @VAUDEVILLE THEATRE 06/11 -20/11
- EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - THE MIGDALIA VAN DER HOVEN QUARTET 19/11
- PABLO ETTINGER & THE BLUE NOTES @THE CRYPT - 29/11
- CINDERELLA @WATFORD PALACE THEATRE 29/11 - 31/12
- SIX THE MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL TOUR 2022 - 2023