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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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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

…“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

“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

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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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