Upcoming Concerts...


"Herrera(...)is establishing herself among the best singers in jazz." Wilbert Sostre / Jazz Times

January 2016

"Herrera(...)is establishing herself among the best singers in jazz." Wilbert Sostre / Jazz Times

Upcoming concerts:


Jan 20, 2016
W Melissa Stylianou's project
Bar 55, NYC
Jan 22, 2016
Concert curated by Richard Eyre at National Sawdust, NYC
Jan 26, 2016
UN Women conference  #He For She, Mérida, MX
Feb 10, 2016
Private event UN Headquarters, NY
Feb 11, 2016
W Magos & Limón, American Society, NYC, 19hrs
March 8, 2016
#HeForShe conference #Musicwithacause "Universidad Iberoamericana", Mexico City
March 8, 2016
Cancillería #HeForShe Private Event, Mexico City
March 10, 2016
JAZZUV, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
March 13, 2016
Saint Peters Vespers, NYC
March 15, 2016
UN Headquarters #HeForShe,  NYC
March  25, 2016
Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, 20:15hrs
June 21, 2016
Mujeres Poderosas, Foro Forbes, Mexico City
July 16, 2016
Sachal Vasandani's special guest, Teatro Angela Peralta, San Miguel de Allende, Gto, MX
July 25- 30, 2016
Teaching residency @Jazz Camp Langnau, Switzerland
July 30, 2016
Duo  w David Gilmore & special guest Tim Hagans, Langnau Jazz Nights, Switzerland
August 27, 2016
W Alex Kautz Trio, The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
Sept 28, 2016
Private event Q.Roo, MX
Oct 15, 2016
Private event, Tequila, MX
Oct 29, 2016
Magos & Limón: He For She, Teatro de la Ciudad de México, MX
Nov 3, 2016
Texcoco, MX
Nov 7, 2016
Erika Harrsch's  Book presentation "Dream Act performance", Museo del Barrio, NYC
Nov 10, 2016
Joes Pub, NYC, 21:00hrs
Nov 13, 2016
W Melissa Stylianou, Saint Peters Vespers, NYC
Nov 20, 2016
Hong Kong, China
Dec 10, 2016
Magos & Limón private event, Mexico City
Jan 22-29, 2017
Thailand Tour
May 21, 2017
Istmo Trio Feat.Magos Herrera, Vitor Goncalves, Rogerio Boccato
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series, Queens Library @Flushing, NY, 14hrs

Past concerts:


January 19, 2015
Herrera-Goncalves-Boccato Trio with Edmar Castañeda
The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
March 2 & 3, 2015
Private Event honoring Gabriel Figueroa directed by Erika Harsh, NYC
March 26, 2015
"Magos & Limón" Project
Lincoln Center 's "American Songbook Series"
Stanley H.Kaplan Penthouse, 20hrs
March 28, 2015
"Magos & Limón" Project
Festival del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, 20hrs
Patio del Palacio de la Escuela de Medicina (Across Plaza de Sto. Domingo)
April 19, 2015
With Alex Kautz Trio, 22:00hrs
The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
April 24, 2015
Herrera-Goncalves-Boccato Trio (2 sets 21:00  & 22:30hrs)
The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
May 3, 2015
Saint Peter's Church, NYC, 17hrs
May 4, 2015
Reimaging Mexico:A musical celebration with Berklee College of Music, 19hrs
Paramount Theatre. 559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
May 14, 2015
Museum Gala NYC (private event)
May 16, 2015
Lunario del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, 20:30hrs
MH special guest of "Trio Los Panchos"
June1-july 15, 2015
Academic residence at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, India
June 28, 2015
QLA Music venue, New Delhi, India
July 3 & 4, 2015
NBT, Kuala Lumpur, Malasya
August 22, 2015
With Magos & Limón project
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, MX
Sept 6, 2015
With Melissa Stylianou Group
Jazz Vespers @ Saint Peter's Church, NYC, 17hrs
Sept 12-19, 2015
Masterclasses @Berklee Latino
Magos & Limon:He for She CD release concert featuring Chabuco
Bogotá, Colombia
Oct 15, 2015
Magos & Limon:He for She CD release concert
Featuring Andrea Tierra, Gregoire Maret, Oran Etkin, Sachal,  Rogerio Boccato and Reggie Regg Roy Gray
National Sawdust, New York, NY
Oct 16, 2015
International CD release Magos & Limón:He For She
Oct 20, 2015
Magos & Limon:He for She CD release concert
Mexico city, MX
Oct 29, 2015
Magos & Limon:He for She
The Berklee Mediterranean Institute Festival
Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain
Oct 31, 2015
Magos & Limon:He for She with Teofilo Chantre
FGO-Barbara, Paris, France
Nov 5, 2015
With Elio Villafranca "The music of Chick Corea"
National Sawdust, New York, NY
Dec 4, 2015
With Jeff Zeigler
Art Basel Miami-National Sawdust
Every thursday
Listen  #"La vuelta a la manzana" with Magos Herrera from NYC sharing interviews and music with the best of the NY contemporary jazz scene www.imer.gob.mx 22hrs (MX) click horizonte 107.9FM
2014 Concerts
January 31, 2014
With Alex Kautz trio
The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
February 20, 2014
Clazz Festival, Mexico City
March 18, 2014
UNWomen & Pineda Covallin private event
April 7, 2014
International new CD release, Magos & Limón!

May 7, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Jamboree, Barcelona, (2 sets) 20:00 & 22:00
May 12, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Teatro Galileo, Madrid, 21hrs
May 16, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Duc du Lombards, Paris,19hrs
May 17, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Duc du Lombards, Paris,19hrs
May 19, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Norwich Festival , 20hrs
May 20, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Union Chapel, London, 20hrs
June 3, 2014
Magos & Limón" US CD release
June 5, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Joes Pub CD release concert in NYC, 21:30hrs
June 7, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
San Francisco Jazz Center, Joe Henderson Lab, San Francisco, CA, 19hrs
June 12, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Lunario del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, 21hrs
July 4, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Clazz Madrid, Spain
July 12, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Montreux Jazz Festival
July 21, 2014
With  Rogerio Bocatto Percussion Trio
Lic Bar, Long Island21hrs
Rogerio Boccato’s Percussion Trio
Rogerio Boccato’s Percussion Trio
Helium Music Project Percussion Residency at LIC Bar in July - See more at: http://weheartlic.com/2014/06/helium-music-project-percussion-residency-at-lic-bar-in-july/#sthash.x7yd9XCB.dpuf
August 23, 2014
With Alex Kautz Quartet
Why Not Jazz club, NYC
August 24, 2014
Saint Peter's Church, NYC, 17hrs
August 27, 2014
Uncompromise Art Project featuring Magos Herrera
Durov Jazz Club, Russia
August 28, 2014
Uncompromise Art Project featuring Magos Herrera
Kazan Festival Performance Jazz, Russia
August 31, 2014
Uncompromise Art Project featuring Magos Herrera
Kuzlov Jazz Club, Russia
September 15, 2014
Sala Roja, Teatros del Canal, Madrid, 20:30hrs
September 18, 2014
Fashion week,  Magos & Limón showcase@Macario Jiménez cocktail, Madrid, 20:30hrs
October 12, 2014
Magos Herrera Quartet (featuring Mike Moreno-guitar, Hans Glawishnig-bass, Alex Kautz-drums)
Dupuy's Landing - 433 West 22nd Street, bet  9th y 10th Ave, NYC
2 sets (15 & 17hrs)
October 12, 2014
Herrera-Gonçalves-Boccato Trio
New Brazilian Perspectives Series at Cornelias Street Café, 20:30hrs
October 23, 2014
Magos Herrera Quintet
Teatro Emperador, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, MX, 19:00 hrs
October 24, 2014
Magos Herrera Quintet
Festival de Jazz de Chihuahua,MX, 20hrs
October 26, 2014
Magos Herrera Quintet
Festival Alfonso Michel, Teatro Hidalgo, Colima 19:00 hrs.
November 1, 2014
Magos Herrera Quartet
Plaza Pañuelito, 20hrs
Oaxaca, MX
November 19, 2014
"Magos & Limón" Project
Regatta Bar, Cambridge, MA, 19:30hrs
November 20, 2014
"Magos & Limón" Project
Joes Pub, New York, 19:30hrs
November 21, 2014
"Magos & Limón" Project
Longwood Gardens, 3 milles northest of Kennett Square, PA, 20hrs
http://longwoodgardens.org/performance-series magos & limon
November 29, 2014
Magos Herrera Quintet
Plaza de La concordia,  San Pedro Cholula, Puebla. MX, 20hrs
2013 Concerts

Jan 21 to March 8, 2013
Academic residence@Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, India.

March 13 & 14, 2013
Sultan Jazz Club,Singapur
March 15 & 16, 2013
No black tie jazz club, Kuala Lumpur, Malasya
March 24, 2013
Heineken Jazz Festival, Puerto Rico
May 11, 2013
Joes Pub, NYC,South 2South double bill with Sofia Rei, 19hrs
May 16, 2013
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Elio Villafranca:The music of Chick Corea, 23hrs
June 5, 2013
Stein Center, San Diego
June 6, 2013
San Diego Mainly Mozart / The Abbey, San Diego, CA, 19:30hrs
June 7, 2013
El Cubo, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, 20hrs
June12, 2013
Terraza 7, NYC, 21hrs
June 24,2013
Bar next door, NYC, 2 sets 20:30 & 22:30
June 30, 2013
Saint Peter's Church, NYC, 17hrs, http://www.saintpeters.org/jazz/
July 15, 2013
Bar next door, NYC, 2 sets 20:30 & 22:30
July 26, 2013
Real de Catorce Jazz Festival, MX, Foro Puente Zaragoza, 21:15hrs with Iraida Noriega
August 20, 2013
Lunario del Auditorio Nacional with Iraida Noriega, Mexico City, 21hrs
August 22, 2013
Fest Acatlán, Mexico City, 13hrs
August 23, 2013
Jazzatlán with Iraida Noriega, Cholula, MX
August 24, 2013
Cafe Tierra Luna with Iraida Noriega, Xalapa, MX
August 17, 2013
Delft Jazz Festival, Netherlands
September 18, 2013
Terraza 7, NYC, 21hrs
September 19, 2013
September 27, 2013
Vocal Summit, Somethin' Jazz, NYC, 19hrs
October 6, 2013
Florian Hoefner's Jobim Project (conductor)closed rehearsal, Pearl studios, NYC
October 10, 2013
Private event, NYC
October 12, 2013
BAM Cafe, NYC, 21hrs
October 18, 2013
"4 Muestra Internacional de Jazz" Jardín Hidalgo, Coyoacán, Mexico City, 19:45hrs
October 21, 2013
IMER, Mexico City, 17hrs
October 29, 2013
Cornelias Street Cafe-Voxify Series, NYC, 22hrs
November 1, 2013
First Friday Series, All things project #The neighborhood Church series, NYC sets 20:00 & 22:00hrs
December 9, 2013
Bar next door, NYC, 2 sets 20:30 & 22:30
December 14, 2013
Festival de Jazz de Acapulco, Anfiteatro Sinfonía del Mar, 20hrs, Acapulco, Gro, MX
December 15, 2013
CENART, 19hrs, Mexico city, MX

..."The Mexican-born Herrera sings in Spanish, English and Portuguese. But really, what she does (...)transcends language. Blending elements from various traditions, she's stretching the very notion of jazz singing, pushing past the diva pleasantries into a sound that's bold, thrilling and effortlessly global".

Tom Moon, NPR 2009

..."Herrera creates a thoroughly modern expression of jazz performance and Latin culture (...), easily holding the weight of an intelligent and complex sound with her prodigious musicianship.

The latin jazz corner, Chip Boaz, 2010


...Herrera is without a doubt the best jazz singer out of Mexico, and with México Azul she is establishing herself among the best singers in jazz". Jazztimes / Wilbert Sotre, 2011

…” Herrera is stretching the very notion of jazz singing, pushing past the diva pleasantries into a sound that's bold, thrilling and effortlessly global. NPR Radio / Tom Moon, 2009

…“Herrera creates a thoroughly modern expression of jazz performance and Latin culture on Distancia, easily holding the weight of an intelligent and complex sound with her prodigious musicianship. The Latin Jazz Corner / Chip Boaz, 209

...Magos Herrera can sing the alphabet – in Spanish, Portuguese, and English – and it would sound like a Grammy-award-winning masterpiece of epic proportions. Jazz Music Examiner / Carol Banks Weber, 2011


Born in Mexico City and currently based in New York City, Magos Herrera, a dazzling accomplished singer songwriter, is considered one of the most beautiful voices and most active vocalists in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. She is known for her beguiling rhythmic scatting and deep captivating singing.

Career start

Magos’ career starts in 1992 when she graduates from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. Herrera stays firmly rooted in tradition of different Latin American and Iberic backgrounds. She blends them with the refinement and sophistication of jazz, interpreted through her unique artistic vision. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, her repertoire is filled with the yearning romance, intimacy and enchantment.

While living in Mexico City, Herrera releases five albums including Orquideas Susurrantes (2000), Pais Maravilla (2002) and Soliluna (2006), the latter which she records with Mexican singer Iraida Noriega. Magos gets nominated twice for  Lunas del Auditorio Nacional  (2006-2009) in the category Best Jazz Concert Of The Year among the likes of jazz greats Bobby McFerrin and Bill Frisell. 

Move to New York

In 2008 Herrera moves to New York, to develop her artistic ambitions. She promptly becomes part of the local scene after performing a highly successful concert at the New York Winter Jazz Festival. Since then, Magos has recorded and perform as part of innumerable projects including  the  album Stones World: The Rolling Stones Project II (2008) for saxophonist Tim Ries, The Music of Chick Corea with pianist Elio Villafranca and with contemporary composer Paola Prestini for VIA project, among others.

In 2009 Magos releases the album Distancia to high critical acclaim. Co-produced by Tim Ries featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg and guitarist Lionel Loueke, it becomes #1 in the iTunes  jazz category and earns her a Grammy short-list nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. In 2011 México Azul sees the light of day, again co-produced by Ries and recorded with New York hot shots John Patitucci, Luis Perdomo and Alex Kautz. The album pays tribute to Mexican composers from the golden era in the 30’s and 40’s. It wins rave reviews.

In 2012 the excellent compilation Lo Mejor de Magos Herrera is released. In the summer of 2013 Magos records with multple Grammy winner, producer and guitarist Javier Limón on the album Dawn released in 2014 by Sony’s OKeh Records label. From this celebrated collaboration, Magos and Limón decided to join forces to record a second album with Sony Music to inviting international top artists like Fito Páez, Eugenia León, Grégoire Maret, Chabuco, to mention a few, to support The “He for She” UN campaign, a solidarity movement for gender . This album will be release in fall 2015.

Currently Magos, along with Phillip Glass and other group of diverse top New York artists is a curartor of “National Sawdust” a cultural venue that will open it’s doors in New York in fall 2015.

International touring

Magos constantly tours around the world. Has performed at The Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Barcelona Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Millenium Park in Chicago, SFJazz in San Francisco, Teatro de la Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Sala Galileo Galilei in Madrid, Duc des Lombards in Paris, among more than 600 venues around USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, The Netherlands, India, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.

Hosting TV and radio

In New York Magos hosts her own radio show La Vuelta a La Manzana for Mexican public radio IMER Horizonte 107.9FM in which she shares her joy for music and talks with the best artists from today’s jazz scene. In México Herrera produced and hosted two TV shows for several seasons, promoting music for Mexico’s TV channel 22.

Musical ambassador

US latin magazine Siempre Mujer featured Herrera along side Michelle Obama as one of the top 10 women in 2011 for her outstanding work as a musical ambassador for Mexican contemporary music. She was a recipient of the Mexico National Grant Program for Performing Artist 2010-2013 given by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) representant mexican jazz abroad, and is a UN campaign a spokesperson  for the UNITE  campaign to stop violence against women.

In 2013 Magos is honored by Canal 22 to be part of the series Mexicanos Exitosos and in 2015 she received Berklee's Master of Latin Music Award in recognition of her contribution to the development and exposure of Latin American and her original music in a contemporary context around the world. 


Magos & Limón - He for She

With a soulfull repertoir of latinamerican classics and originals, Magos & Limón join forces to record a second album together inviting international top artists like Fito Paez, Eugenia León, Gregoire Maret, Chabuco, Oran Etkins, Sachal Vasandani and Rogerio Boccato, to support the “He for She” UN campaign, a musical conversation around gender equality. 
Magos Herrera: vocals 
Javier Limón: guitar 
Eugenia León:vocals 
Fito Paez: vocals 
Chabuco: vocals 
Sachal Vasandani:vocals 
Gregoire Maret-harmonica 
Oran Etkin: clarinet & sax 
Rogerio Boccato:Percussions 
La Martiniana 
Essa Mulher 
Deja la vida volar 
Soy Pan, soy paz, soy ma 
Rabo de nube 
Brigas nunca mais 
Vengo a ofrecer mi corazón 
Al lado del camino 
Quizás, quizás, quizás 
De que callada manera 
Calabrian night 
Among the waters 
Magos Herrera and Javier Limón 
Release year 


DAWN represents an encounter between the profound, sophisticated voice of Magos Herrera and the intricate Flamenco guitar of Javier Limón, the convergence of vanguard jazz and minimalist Flamenco, a summit of sound for the 21st century.


Press Room

The Presskit includes a pdf with complete biography, press clippings,  discography as well as a zip file with high resolution photos.

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