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Magos Herrera

Born: October 24    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Magos Herrera

“I grew up singing and listening to boleros, “trova cubana”, Brazilian popular music(MPB) and Jazz standards, but it was only when i started studing music that I embrased Jazz as a form of expressión. I find that Jazz today, is the most universal and generous expression within the popular music because it gives you the posibility, through improvisation and uniqueness of sound, to explore your own voice and innerworld in a perfect comunication and interaction with other musicians. It enrichess the music in a sophisticated and deep way, and its completly inclusive when integrating rythms and estetics from other cultures, ”and most important, it gives me a great sense of connectiveness and profound joy”. -Magos Herrera...
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MAGOS HERRERA / SEPTEMBER 2009

…The Mexican-born Herrera sings in Spanish, English and Portuguese. But really, what she does on Distancia 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 for NPR radio 06/09 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php? storyId=104880601&sc=emaf

…“Herrera creates a thoroughly modern expression of jazz performance and Latin culture on Distancia, easily holding the weight of an intelligent and complex sound with her prodigious musicianship.” The Latin Jazz Corner by Chip Boaz http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2009/06/12/album-of-the- week-distancia-magos herrera/

…“Though jazz long ago embraced Afro-Cuban influences that ought to make Mexico a logical bastion of the music, there are few well-known players from Mexico. But here is a brilliant singer, Magos Herrera, with a US debut on Sunnyside Records, recording with a top-flight band (Aaron Goldberg’s piano, Lionel Louke on guitar, among others) and making Mexican jazz sound as obvious as chocolate ice cream.” Will Layman for popmatters, 06/09 http://www.popmatters.com/pm/column/92830-singers- singers-everywhere

…5.0 out of 5 stars Magos Herrera lovely, intriguing jazz vocal artistry, “Magos Herrera is a fascinating, multi- talented singer and this is one of 2009's best vocal performances. My Highest Recommendation. Five INTERNATIONAL Stars!RBS Prod” May,2009 http://www.Amazon.com

…”Magos music is limitless and speaks straight to one’s emotional self, her music is really bringing such a fresh and powerful coloration to the palette we call Jazz”. Dan Purcea .Audience in Montreal Jazz Fest. June 2009

  • Distancia / Sunnyside records / 2009
  • Soliluna / JM / 2006
  • Todo puede inspirar / EMI Music/ 2005
  • País Maravilla / Suave Records / 2003
  • Orquídeas Susurrantes / JM / 2000
  • Cajuina / Indie / 1999
  • Mexican Divas II / Opción Sónica / 2001
  • Mexican Divas III / Opción Sonica / 2002
  • Magos Herrera Compilation / Mecca Japon / 2004
  • Minha Historia compilation / Casser Brasil / 2007

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Primary Instrument:
Vocalist

Location:
new york, NY

Credentials/Background:
Since 2000 Magos teaches vocal technique, vocal improvisation privately and master classes in music schools suchas Fermatta (Berklee associated school in Mexico City), DIM music school in Mexico City, Miami Dade College, Pella University in Iowa.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Since 2000 Magos teaches vocal technique, vocal improvisation privately and master classes in music schools suchas Fermatta (Berklee associated school in Mexico City), DIM music school in Mexico City, Miami Dade College, Pella University in Iowa.

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