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

Upcoming Concerts...

August 2012

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

Upcoming concerts and news:

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
NYC
 
April 7, 2014
International new CD release, Magos & Limón!

May 7, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Jamboree, Barcelona, (2 sets) 20:00 & 22:00
http://www.masimas.com/en/jamboree/jazz-concerts/barcelona/magoslimon-dawn
 
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
http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/festival/music/javier-limon-magos-herrera
 
May 20, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Union Chapel, London, 20hrs
http://store.unionchapel.org.uk/events/20-may-14-javier-limon--magos-herrera--union-chapel/
 
June 3, 2014
Magos & Limón" US CD release
 
June 5, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Joes Pub CD release concert in NYC, 21:30hrs
http://joespub.publictheater.org/Tickets/?SiteTheme=JoesPub
 
June 7, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
San Francisco Jazz Center, Joe Henderson Lab, San Francisco, CA, 19hrs
http://www.sfjazz.org/events/season2/magos-limon
 
June 12, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Lunario del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, 21hrs
http://www.lunario.com.mx/Web/?s=magos+%26+limon
 
July 4, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Clazz Madrid, Spain
 
July 12, 2014
With  "Magos & Limón" project
Montreux Jazz Festival
http://www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/fr/artist/magos-limon
 
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
http://weheartlic.com/2014/06/helium-music-project-percussion-residency-at-lic-bar-in-july/
 
August 23, 2014
With Alex Kautz Quartet
Why Not Jazz club, NYC
 
August 24, 2014
Saint Peter's Church, NYC, 17hrs
http://www.saintpeters.org/jazz/
 
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
www.jazzkazan.ru
 
August 31, 2014
Uncompromise Art Project featuring Magos Herrera
Kuzlov Jazz Club, Russia
www.kozlovclub.ru
 
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
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/downstairs/performances.asp
 
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
http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3295
 
November 20, 2014
"Magos & Limón" Project
Joes Pub, New York, 19:30hrs
http://joespub.publictheater.org/en/Programs--Events/Joes-Pub/
 
November 21, 2014
"Magos & Limón" Project
Longwood Gardens, 3 milles northest of Kennett Square, PA, 20hrs
http://longwoodgardens.org/performance-series magos & limon
 
2015
 
March 26, 2015
"Magos & Limón" Project
Lincoln Center 's "American Songbook Series"
Stanley H.Kaplan Penthouse, 20hrs
http://americansongbook.org/events/magos-and-limon
 

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

 
 
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
OMW, NYC
 
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
http://lalanternacaffe.com/page/1rjs6/Bar_Next_Door.html
 
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

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“Magos Herrera is the Cassandra Wilson of Latin America. There are similarities in their warm, sultry tone, their bluesy feeling and strong command of the jazz language. 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.”  This is what jazz connaisseur and journalist Wilbert Sostre penned in his review about the album México Azul for the acclaimed music magazine Jazz Times.  

Born in Mexico City and currently based in New York City, Magos Herrera 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. Besides Herrera is a dazzling accomplished singer songwriter who is immensly popular throughout Mexico and Latin America.

Musicians Institute L.A.
Magos’ career starts in 1988 when she graduates from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. She continues her studies with opera singer Konstantin Jadan and the New England Conservatory. 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.

Career Mexico
While living in Mexico City, Herrera releases five albums including Cajuina (1998), Orquideas Susurrantes (2000), Pais Maravilla (2002), Todo Puede Inspirar (2004) and Soliluna (2006), the latter which she records with Mexican singer Iraida Noriega. Two international compilation albums are produced for Brazil and Japan, while she is also part of the acclaimed Mexican Divas cd series. 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. Magos records with saxophonist Tim Ries for his album Stones World: The Rolling Stones Project II (2008) and with contemporary composer Paola Prestini.

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 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 Limon on the album Dawn due for release in the first half of 2014 by Sony’s OKeh Records label .

The succes of Distancia and México Azul got Magos booked at important jazz festivals and venues around the world including The United States, China, Canada, México, Puerto Rico, Spain, The Netherlands, India, Malaysia and Singapore. In May 2013 she also performs with pianist Elio Villafranca at the Chick Corea Festival held in Lincoln Center, New York. 

Hosting TV and radio
Magos Herrera is a pro-active musician; her love for music inspirered to produce and host two TV shows for several seasons that promotes music for Mexico’s TV channel 22. It features artists like Jerry Gonzalez, Diego el Cigala and Francisco Cespedes. In New York Magos hosts her own radio show La Vuelta a La Manzana in which she shares her joy for music and talks with the best artists from today’s jazz scene.

Musical ambassador
US latin magazine Siempre Mujer features 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. Currently Magos is a recipient of the Mexico National Grant Program for Performing Artist 2010-2013 given by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). She also supports as a spokesperson for the UN campaign UNITE to stop violence against women. In 2013 Magos is honored by Canal 22 to be part of the series Succesful Mexicans with the beautiful profile show Mexicanos Exitosos

 

  

Discography

Magos & Limón - Dawn

To be release april 2014

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.

Magos&Limón

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.

www.magoslimon.com

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