Join Mexican Singing Sensation Magos Herrera for an Evening of Fabulous Jazz, World Fusion Style, at Scullers Jazz Club: September 14th, Wednesday @ 8:00 p.m.
Grammy nominated vocalist Magos Herrera is widely recognized as one of Mexico’s biggest contributions to the international jazz scene. As both a performer and composer, she managed to attract a huge fan base both in Mexico and Latin America at large with her strikingly progressive Latin jazz style. Upon relocation to NYC, Herrera continues to enjoy her popularity among US music fans as well. Communicating her songs to audiences in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, she successfully blends a variety of Latin-based stylistic elements into her compositions, among them: Brazilian rhythmic patterns, melodic motifs from various regions of Latin America, Mexican and Cuban dance features, and Andalusian influences. Add to all of this, a commanding stage performance fueled by the beauty and emotional appeal of Herrera’s voice, and you have an encaptivating performance of Latin jazz in a highly globalized form, masterfully crafted in such a way as to move the genre forward stylistically in truly innovative ways.
Magos Herreras became a rising star on the United States jazz scene with a stellar performance at the 2008 New York Winter Jazz Festival. Back home in her native Mexico, she won a national award for “Best Jazz Concert of the Year” and was also called upon to produce and appear in various musical programs for Mexican TV. Her performance career spans over 12 years and includes appearances at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Lincoln Center (NYC), and Lunario del Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. She has also participated in both the Montreal and Barcelona International Jazz Festivals. Of the 6 cds she has recorded so far, her 2009 release entitled Distancia is her biggest success, landing her a most coveted Grammy nomination and spiraling to a #1 spot on the iTunes charts. She has enjoyed the privilege of recording with some of NYC’s premier jazz artists in the making of her two latest releases. Her newest entitled Mexico Azul (2010) features reinterpretations of past hits from her native country’s “cinema golden era” and XEU radio. So if you’re looking for Latin jazz with a new twist, Herraras definitely has the goods for you.
When: September 14th, Wednesday @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Scullers Jazz Club (Brighton)
Tickets: $20.00 (Reserved seating)
More Info: For general info OR to make reservations for Sculler’s dinner packages (617-562-4111)