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Magos Herrera

MAGOS HERRERA 2017 Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, Magos Herrera, is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator with a 20-year career. 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.

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…”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 Radio by Tom Moon

...”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 by Tom Schnabel

…”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”

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new york, NY

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Magos has also been a valued teacher since 2000, when she started teaching vocal technique and improvisation in music schools including Fermatta Music Academy and DIM Music School in Mexico City. Magos has been a guest professor for master classes and clinics at Berklee College in Boston, Berklee Latino in Colombia, Central College in Pella, Iowa, Miami Dade College, Kuala Lumpur Music Academy, Hong Kong University, Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City, JazzUV in Xalapa, Mahidol University and KPN Music Academy in Bangkok, and held academic residencies in Swarnabhoomy Academy of Music in Tamil Nadu, India, the Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange Program in 2012, and more recently, the Langnau Jazz Camp in Switzerland.

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