October 12 @ 7:30 pm
Magos Herrera, a Mexican-born jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator, is renowned for her captivating voice and remarkable presence in the Latin American jazz scene.
Declared as “one of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song” by The Latin Jazz Network, she effortlessly combines elements of contemporary jazz, Ibero-American melodies, and rhythms, transcending language barriers with her bold and elegant style.
With nine studio albums to her name, including collaborations with producer Javier Limón, Herrera’s talent has been likened to icons like Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday.
Herrera’s album Dreamers, a collaboration with Brooklyn Rider, received critical acclaim and garnered Grammy nominations. In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she released her tenth album Con Alma, recorded remotely in collaboration with composer Paola Prestini.
Forbes Magazine named her one of the most creative Mexicans in the world, and she has received accolades such as the Berklee College of Music’s Master of Latin Music Award.
She has graced prestigious cultural venues worldwide, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, and has enthralled audiences at renowned jazz festivals like Montreux and Montreal.
Known for her advocacy for gender equality, Herrera serves as a spokesperson for UN Women and is a recipient of various grants and awards. Currently, she holds the position of Cultural Diplomatic Advisor for the Mexican Government and teaches at the New York Mannes Conservatory.
Photo by Adrien Tillman