Upcoming concerts...

New album/
out Sept, 22

January 2016

Upcoming concerts:

2019

 

Jan 6, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Global Festival, The copacabana, NYC

 

Jan 16, 2019

Tucson Jazz Festival,  Fox Tucson Theatre

 

Jan 4, 2019

Presentation of  the new Counsel of Mexican Cultural Diplomacy,

Bellas Artes, Mexico City

 

March 6, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

A conversation at Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC, 6:34pm

 

Mach 14, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

National Sawdust, NY, 7:30pm

 

March 16-17, 2019

The faces of the immigrants in the SXXI  A Conversation with Magos Herrera, Centro Cultural y Cinematográfico México, Mexican Consultate in Los Angeles, CA, 11 am

 

March 19-21, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Arizona State University

https://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/brooklyn-rider-string-quartet-magos-herrera-dreamers

 

March 24, 2019

Jazz Vespers con Melissa Stylanou

Saint Peters Church, NYC

 

March 25, 2019

Migrations:The making of America, Guest of Gregorio Uribe Big Band

Saint Peters Church, NYC, 7pm

 

April 7, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 7:30pm

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/MTNMK

 

May 15th, 2019

W Melyssa Stylianou @ Bar 55, New York

 

Sept 6, 2019

Teatro Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Oct  18, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México

 

Oct  18, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Festival Cervantino, Guanajuato, México, 9PM

 

Oct  22-25, 2019

Residency and concert,

JAZZUV, Xalapa, Veracrúz, México.

 

 

 

 

2018

 

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

https://www.unc.edu/event/brooklyn-rider-and-magos-herrera-dreamers/

 

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

 

 

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"You can now declare Magos Herrera to be one of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song". Latin Jazz network.

 

"Herrera's voice lightens to a wry smile as she sings of ideas entangling like ivy growing up a wall. She gets way under the skin of the song, recalling great communicators like Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday". NPR.

 

"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.

 

"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.

 

"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.

 

"One of the finest jazz singers out there and a deeply captivating stage woman" The phoenix.

 

"One of my favorite vocalists out there". NPR.

 

"Impeccable vocal talents". All Around Sound.

 

Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, Magos Herrera is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator. 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. She has recorded six solo albums, has worked on joint collaborations for two more albums with producer Javier Limón in addition to having participated as a guest artist of several recordings and albums. An accomplished artist, Magos has performed in a variety of leading international cultural venues such as Lincoln Center in NYC, Kennedy Center in DC, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Union Chapel in London, Duc des Lombardes in Paris, Kamani Auditorium in Delhi, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, and has been part of the line-up of some of the most memorable jazz festivals around the world including Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Festival Internacional Cervantino, to mention a few.

 

Throughout her career, Magos has garnered important awards and recognitions, including a Grammy short-list nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her album Distancia (2009), and is the only female artist to have received the Berklee College of Music's Master of Latin Music Award. She is well known for championing women's causes and currently serves as spokesperson for UN Women, and has contributed to important campaigns including UNITE to end violence against women and He For She, as a promoter of gender equality. She serves as an artistic advisor of the "National Sawdust".

 

 

Discography

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’."

Musicians

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

 

Tracks

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

 

Production

Johnny Gandelsman

 

Release year

2018

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