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Juancho Herrera

Juancho Herrera Hailing from Colombia and Venezuela, guitarist/vocalist/composer Juancho Herrera is one of the most interesting performers of today’s New York Latin American music scene. With an impressive career of more than 20 years as a frontman and sideman, Juancho has had the opportunity to perform at some of the most important venues in 34 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, such as The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Shibuya Koukaido (Tokyo), Centro Cultural Corpbanca (Caracas), Carnegie Hall, Blue Note (New York), Teatro Municipal (Santiago de Chile), among others. Juancho Herrera started his musical journey with the influence of the Venezuelan music tradition. In 1990 he enrolled at Ars Nova School of Music in Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela he worked as a guitarist and vocalist for several bands including: Solazul (Latin Jazz) Caravana Theater Co., Sus 4 (Jazz- Rock) among others. In 1993 Juancho traveled to the U.S. to continue his studies at Berklee College of Music, were he received a scholarship as a guitarist. In 2000 Mr. Herrera relocated to NYC where he has been based until present day. He has been an essential part of groups lead by some of today's top artists in jazz and world music, such as Claudia Acuña (Jazz), Marta Gomez (Colombia), Lila Downs, (Grammy Award winner), and Sofia Rei (South American Jazz)

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