Upcoming concerts...

New album/
out Sept, 22

January 2016

Upcoming concerts:


Feb 1-4, 2018
Musical Bridges with Sister Cities Jazz Ensamble San Antonio, TX
April 8-12, 2018
Culture Summit, Abu Dabhi
April 20, 2018
Sala Nezahualcoyotl, Centro Cultural Universitario,  Mexico City
April 25, 2018
Jalisco Jazz Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico
April 27  2018
Thalias Threatre at Symphony Space 8:00PM, New York
May 10, 2018
National Sawdust Gala, NYC
June-July  2018
Academic residence at Global Music Institute, India
July 17, 2018
Magos Herrera & Trio Afora
Kamani Auditorium, Delhi, India
August 5-13, 2018
Artistic Residency, Vana, Dehradun, India
August 14, 2018
EPN Masterclass , Bangkok, Thailand
Sept 8, 2018
Louis Amstrong House, Queens, NY, 2PM
Sept 27, 2018
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers CD release concert 
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
2 Sets 7:30 & 9:30PM
Sept 28, 2018
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers
Chapel Hill, NC Carolina Performing Arts
@Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, 8PM
Sept 29, 2018
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers
MA-Amherst College @Buckley Recital Hall, 8PM
Sept 30, 2018
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers
Mastercalss Amherst @Buckely recital Hall
Nov 17, 2018
Jazz Fest Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico
Nov 21, 2018
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers
Teatro de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, 8PM
Jan 6, 2019
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers
Global Fest, The Copacabana, NYC
Jan 16, 2019
Magos Herrera Quartet
Tucson Jazz Festival,  Fox Tucson Theatre
March 14, 2019
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers
National Sawdust, NY
March 19-21, 2019
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers
Arizona State University
April 7, 2019
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers
Kennedy Center, Washington DC


Previous concerts
Jan 10, 2017
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Jan 25, 2017
Masterclass, KPN, Bangkok, Tailandia
Jan 26-29, 2017
Mahidol University Jazz Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Feb 11, 14, 2017
Valentines duo concert w David Gilmore & Sergio Karkowski, National Sawdust, NY
Feb 14, 2017
Valentines duo concert w Kevin Hays & Gregoire Maret, National Sawdust, NY
March 2, 2017
Mercedes Sosa Tribute Feat Magos Herrera, Pedro Aznar, Ed Simon Trio, National Sawdust, NY
Abril 4, 2017
Magos Herrera & Kevin Hays, Mezzrow Jazz Club, NYC
April 24-27, 2017
Teaching residence, Jazz UV, Xalapa, MX
May 21, 2017
Istmo Trio Feat.Magos Herrera, Vitor Goncalves, Rogerio Boccato
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series, Queens Library @Flushing, NY, 14hrs
May 28, 2017
UANL Aula Magna, Monterrey, MX
June 17, 2017
Clazz Festival  w Alex Mercado Trio, Teatro Julio Castillo del Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico City
July 26, 2017
Teatro de la Ciudad de México, MX with Felipe Pérez Santiago, Folklorik project
July 27, 2017
Teatro de la Ciudad de México, MX with Felipe Pérez Santiago, Folklorik project
August 5, 2017
Fiesta de la Vendimia, Valle de Guadalupe, MX w Felipe Pérez Santiago, Folklorik project
September 22, 2017
National Sawdust Opening night Jam session w Stephane San Juan, NY
September 25, 2017
Earthquake relief benefit concert for Mexico, Le poisson rouge, NY
September 28, 2017
National Sawdust, NS+ 9.28 Elements of Time + Taste, NY
October 11, 2017
Benefit for The Caribbean, French Consulate, NY

October 18, 2017
ITESO, Guadalajara, MX
November 4, 2017
National Sawdust w Trio Afora, NY
November 9, 2017
Jimmy Glass, Valencia, Spain
November 10, 2017
Guest of Mark Aanderud concert, Artte, Barcelona, Spain
November 15, 2017
Lugo Jazz Festival,Spain
November  17, 2017
Jamboree, Barcelona, Spain


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 23, 2016
W Tim Ries, Monclaire, NJ
Sept 24,  2016
Private event, NYC
Oct 29, 2016
Magos & Limón: He For She, Teatro de la Ciudad de México, MX
Nov 3, 2016
Teatro es Sala de Conciertos Elisa Carrillo, Centro Cultural Mexiquense Bicentenario
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 20, 2016
Hong Kong Concert Hall, China
Nov 29, 2016
Saint Peters Church, NYC
Dec 3, 2016
Waldorf Benefit concert Puerto Escondido, Oax, MX
Dec 10, 2016
Magos & Limón: He for She, Palacio de Bellas Artes, México City


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 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




Download or listen to Dreamers by Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider



... "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". NPR Radio by Tom Moon

... There are very few Mexican artists that go into the jazz arena and we are fortunate to have Magos Herrera's music for that very reason. Her talent puts here up there with the best jazz singers. KRCW by Tom Schnabel

..."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 by Wilbert Sotre

Bio 2018

Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, Magos Herrera, is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator with a 20-year career. Magos is regarded as one of the most expressive, beautiful voices and most active vocalists in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. She is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her singular bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Latin American melodies and rhythms singing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, in a style that elegantly blends and surpasses language boundaries.

Career Highlights

Magos started her work as an artist upon graduating in 1992 from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. Following this, she continued her studies under Russian opera teacher Konstantin Jadan, perfecting her vocal technique, and later moved to Boston, for specialized instruction on contemporary improvisation.

While in Mexico City, Magos released five albums - Orquídeas Susurrantes (2000), País Maravilla (2002), Todo Puede Inspirar (2004), and Soliluna (2006), the latter recorded with Mexican singer Iraida Noriega. Magos was also part of the acclaimed compilation album series Mexican Divas (2001 and 2003).

In 2008, Magos Herrera moved to New York, to further her artistic ambitions. She promptly became part of the local scene after a highly successful performance at the New York Winter Jazz Festival. Since then, Magos has recorded and participated in multiple 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 for contemporary composer Paola Prestini for VIA project, among others. She collaborated with former Kronos Quartet's cellist, Jeff Zeigler, in Lens Vivant, created and directed by Mexican visual artist Erika Harrsch, and later again with Harrsch, in the multimedia project, Dream Act.

In 2009 she released her album Distancia (Sunnyside Records) to wide critical acclaim. Co-produced by Tim Ries, featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg and guitarist Lionel Loueke, the album quickly became a top hit on the iTunes jazz category.

Awards and Recognitions

An accomplished artist, Magos Herrera has garnered important awards and recognitions. She was twice nominated in 2006 y 2009, for Lunas del Auditorio Awards, presented by Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional to the best live performances, for Best Jazz Concert of the Year, among the likes of jazz greats Bobby McFerrin and Bill Frisell.

Her album Distancia (2009), earned her a Grammy short-list nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category.

In 2010, music journalist Tom Moon, best known for his “search of musical experiences from all genres and every corner of the earth”, wrote about Magos Herrera in his famous blog titled, 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die, addressing how improvised music was experiencing a significant resurgence at the time. He qualified Magos as the writer of “beautiful, achingly lyrical tunes that deserved to be played again and again, in many contexts.”

Leading Spanish language lifestyle women’s magazine, Siempre Mujer, featured Magos Herrera alongside Michelle Obama in 2011 as one of the Top 10 Women of the Year for her outstanding work as a musical ambassador for Mexican contemporary music.

In 2013, Mexico’s Canal 22 recognized her work on their Mexicanos Exitosos television series. In addition, from 2010-2013, she was a recipient of the Mexico National Grant Program for Performing Artists, presented by Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), for representing Mexican jazz internationally.

In a first award of its kind presented to a female artist, she received the Berklee College of Music’s Master of Latin Music Award in May 2015 for her contributions to developing and showcasing Latin American music, as well as her own, in a contemporary context around the world.

In October 2018 Magos received the "Omecihualt" medal, an award granted by the Goverment of Mexico City through the Women's Institute in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the empowerment of women through the arts and culture.

Championing a Cause

In addition to being one of the finest Latin American jazz vocalists, Magos Herrera is well known for championing women’s causes. She currently serves as spokesperson for UN Women, and has taken an active role in the UNITE campaign to end violence against women and “He for She” to promote gender equality.

Recently, Magos Herrera was a participant in a Forbes Forum celebrating Mexico’s outstanding professional women, Foro Forbes 2016 de Mujeres Destacadas de México, along with 40 of the country’s leaders and decision makers.

Beyond the Stage: Magos Herrera’s Work for Radio, Television, Theatre and Academia

Magos Herrera’s proactive love for music drove her to produce and host two musical television programs for Mexico’s arts and culture television channel, Canal 22 – Acústico and Jazz desde el bajo centro where her guests included Ute Lemper, Jerry González, Diego el Cigala, Francisco Céspedes, Arturo O’Farrill, among others. In 2005 she was cast to be part of “Modelo para armar”, a play by Pablo Mandoki performed at Mexico City’s UNAM University Theater, Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón.

Currently, in addition to her artistic tours around the world, she produces and hosts a weekly radio program from New York, titled La vuelta a la manzana for Mexico’s Public Radio, (IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio), Horizonte Jazz 107.9 FM, where she shares her joy for music and chats with top artists of the international jazz-world scene the likes of Miguel Zenon, Antonio Sánchez, Peter Eldridge and Dory Caymmi, to mention a few.

Magos has also been a valued teacher since 2000, when she started teaching vocal technique and improvisation in music schools including Fermatta Music Academy and DIM Music School in Mexico City. Magos has been a guest professor for master classes and clinics at Berklee College in Boston, Berklee Latino in Colombia, Central College in Pella, Iowa, Miami Dade College, Kula Lumpur Music Academy, Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City, JazzUV in Xalapa, and held academic residencies in Swarnabhoomy Academy of Music in Tamil Nadu, India, the Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange Program in 2012, and more recently, the Langnau Jazz Camp in Switzerland.


Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

These days, when even the term “dreamers” is disputed territory, celebrating beauty is a political act. That is the beating heart of Dreamers, the collaboration between Magos Herrera and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The recording, includes gems of the Ibero-American songbook as well as pieces written to texts by Octavio Paz, Rubén Darío, and Federico García Lorca — all reimagined by a superb group of arrangers including Jaques Morelenbaum, Gonzalo Grau, Diego Schissi, Guillermo Klein and Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen.

The connecting thread is that the poets and songwriters featured on Dreamers came from places that have endured brutal state violence. Consider Violeta Parra, from Chile; Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, from Brazil; Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamón, from Argentina , García Lorca, Spain and poet, essayist and Nobel Prize winner, Octavio Paz.

Dreamers is a reminder that “beauty can come out of terrible situations. As Leonard Bernstein said, ’This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before’."


Magos Herrera, voz

Johnny Gandelsman, violín

Colin Jacobsen, violín

Nicholas Cords, viola

Michael Nicolas, chelo

Miguel Poveda, artista invitado en La Aurora de Nueva York

Mathias Kunzli, Percusion

Gonzalo Grau, Percusion

Sol y La Conja, palmas flamencas

Edward Perez, contrabajo



Niña- Poem by Octavio Paz - Music:Magos Herrera & Felipe Pérez Santiago

Balderrama- Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamón, Jose Manual Castilla

Dreams- Poem excerpt from “El Cantaro Roto” by Octavio Paz – Music:Magos Herrera

De manha-Caetano Veloso Volver a los 17-Violeta Parra

Milonga gris-Carlos Aguirre

La Aurora de Nueva York- Poem by Federico García Lorca -Music Vicente Amigo Girol Eu vim da Bahia-Gilberto Gil

Coração Vagabundo -Caetano Veloso

Tu y yo-Poem excerpt from “Tú Y Yo.” by Rubén Dario-Music by Magos Herrera, Fabio Gouvea

La llorona-Public Domain

Luz de Luna-Alvaro Carrillo

Undiu-Joao Gilberto


Artistic director & executive producer

Magos Herrera



Johnny Gandelsman


Release year





Join Magos' Facebook page and receive all the official news, upcoming concerts, interviews and thoughts.



Be part of the musical journey around the world follow us in Instagram


Be part of the musical journey around the world follow us in Twitter

Mailing list