Magela Herrera's Quintet
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English
Cuban born vocalist, composer, recording artist, bandleader, and flute virtuoso, Magela Herrera, has established herself as a solo artist. She has fresh, bold, and exciting new concepts to add to the jazz idiom. On her long-awaited 2019 debut album Explicaciones, by Brontosaurus records, Herrera makes it look effortless. She also creates loads of sensual, vibrant, rhythmically diverse fun. She leads an ensemble of top Miami musicians through an eclectic mix of originals, jazz and Latin standards, and traditional favorites from her home country.
Her album received rave press and fan reviews. Explicaciones also quickly garnered support and airtime from major and local radio stations in the USA. Magela is often praised for her unique musical background of Latin jazz, Euro jazz, and Afro-Cuban traditions. She developed her instincts and keen musical chops from 2004 through 2011 as a member of Mezcla. In 2010, she was nominated for Best Solo Flute from the New York-based magazine Jazz Corner for the tune “Quien tiene el ritmo (who’s got the rhythm),” on Mezcla’s, Best Album nominated, I’ll See You in Cuba.
Over the years, Herrera has also shared the stage with an extensive list of acclaimed international artists. This includes Chucho Valdez, Roberto Garcia, Ruy Lopez Nussa, Barbara Dane, Ralph Alessis, Geir Lysne, Jan Eggum, Sverre Indris Joner, and Hovedoen Social Club, Alejandro Vargas, Sanskriti Shrestha, Oslo Chamber Orchestra, Eliel Lazo. She has performed at the Oslo Jazz Festival, Oslo World Music Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and Lunatos Festival (Toronto). Magela also performed at Music on the Hill (Santa Fe), Miami Downtown Jazz Festival and at various jazz clubs and venues worldwide. She is an exciting up-and-coming musician, with a unique and eclectic sound that displays her command across musical traditions. Magela Herrera is an artist that will bring a beautiful and outstanding experience to you.
- Magela Herrera: Flute, vocal and compositions
- Tal Cohen: Piano
- Greg Diamond: Guitar
- Dion Keith Kerr: Bass
- David Chiverton: Drums
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