Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975, he studied the career of drums performance at Argentina’s Technological Institute for Contemporary Music (ITMC). Took private drum lessons with Pablo LaPorta and Fernando Martinez, and has taken master-classes and internacional seminars with musicians like Fred Frith, Alex Acuña, Will Kennedy, Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto, Allan Holdsworth, Gary Husband, Danny Gotllieb, Mike Stern, Joey Heredia, Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson, Makoto Ozone, John Scofield, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Weckl and Clarence Penn. Hecht has been an instructor since 1994, teaching music classes at Argentina’s ITMC and the schools G. Martell, Fermatta and Desarrollo Integral Musical (DIM) in Mexico City, where he has been based since 1997. He has given lectures and seminars in USA, Argentina and Mexico.
He has also played with Bill Carrothers, Jonathan Kreisberg, Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Eli Degibri, Dave Fuzcinsky, Elliot Sharp, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Jay Rodriguez, Elio Villafranca, Dean Bowman, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Statements Dúo, Jarry Singla, Dave McMurdo, Alex Machacek, Marco Capelli, Brent Jensen, Randy Vincent, Rob Walker, Brian Allen, Jacob Koller, Rick Parker, Sam Barsh, Luis Salinas, Dave O'Higgins, Tom Cawley, Jack De Keyzer, David Rotundo, Luis Nacht, Beto Caletti.
He leads two projects: "X-Pression Quartet", whose first CD titled "X-Pression Quartet.Mx" was released in 2005, and "Gru-B Project", with whom he will release a CD in 2009. He’s also the drummer of the seminal free-jazz cooperative trio Craneo de Jade, and member of Brian Allen’s Mexican Project, Brian Allen || Hernan Hecht Duos, Brainkiller Trio, Nicolas Santella Trio, Israel Cupich’s Quartet and Quintet, RHA Trio, Trio SHO, and singer Ely Guerra, Ximena Sariñana and Natalia Lafourcade.
He has recorded in over 70 CD’s in Mexico, 12 of which have worldwide distribution. He has played in Argentina, Mexico, USA, England, Spain, France, Thailand, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Chile.
He created and coordinated the festivals "JazzHabito" (2002), "ArtLife JazzFest" (2003) and the “Jazz Marathon for the Victims of the Hurricanes in Chiapas and Quintana Roo” (2005). He wrote the music for the Mexican film “Todos los Besos” (2007) and for the documentary "Omine Patris", based on the work of the British visual artist Damien Hirst.
He is sponsored by Zildjian, Gretsch y Gibraltar.
“Hernan Hecht is one of the best musicians that have arrived to Mexico. Few people have worked so much for our jazz, and even less people have done it with such finesse, talent and emotion.” Antonio Malacara, La Jornada.
Drum Festival “La Fiesta de los Bateristas Argentinos” 95’, 96’, “Seis en el tiempo” México 97’, 98’; 11’ Drums Meeting In Mexico 2002, 4’ Drums Meeting in Puebla 2002 and 2003, Semifinalist of Drum Off in Los Angeles in Guitar Center (1998), “América, Asia y África” Mexico 1999, “La Noche más Caliente de los Bateristas Argentinos” Buenos Aires 2002, Corresponsal of “Club de Bateristas Argentinos”.
He has played all throughout Argentina, Mexico, South America, Europe and the United States.