Upcoming concerts...

New album/
out Sept, 22

January 2016

Upcoming concerts:

Jan 14, 2020
International Society for the Performing Arts Conference, Symphony space, NYC
April 17, 2020
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA 8PM
August 15-16, 2020
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers
San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival, Mexico


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,

Mexican Consultate in Los Angeles, CA, 


March 19-21, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Arizona State University


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


May 15th, 2019

W Melyssa Stylianou @ Bar 55, New York


Sept 11, 2019

Duo with Amanda Gookin

The Reach opening night, Kennedy Center, Washington DC


Sept 13, 2019

Guest at Lara Downes "Holes in the Sky" project

National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY


Sept 28 2019

BID 60th  anniversary,  

La cosecha,Washington DC, 2:30PM


Oct  2, 2019

Joao Gilberto Tribute Feat Anat Cohen, Maucha Adnet, Kurt Elling, Gregoire Maret, Guilherme Monteiro, Helio Alves, Ed Perez, Alex Kautz

National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY, 7:30PM


Oct  10, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA, 7:30PM


Oct  12, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Society for the Performing Arts , Houston, TX, 8PM


Oct  18, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Festival Cervantino, Teatro Juárez, Guanajuato, México, 9PM


Oct  19, 2019

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider:Dreamers

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 7PM


Oct  22-25, 2019

Residency & concert

JAZZUV, Xalapa, Veracrúz, México.


Oct 29, 2019

Festival Almas, Mexico


Nov 29, 2019

Riviera Maya Festival, Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo, Mexico


Dec 6, 2019

Benefit concert for Natural resources Defence Counsil,

Saint Peter's Church, NYC, 7PM





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





Download or listen to Dreamers by Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider





"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".




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


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