Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, Magos Herrera is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator. 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. She has recorded six solo albums and has worked on joint collaborations for two more albums with celebrated producer Javier Limón, in addition to having participated as a guest artist of several recordings and albums.
An accomplished artist, Magos has performed in a variety of leading international cultural venues and has been part of the line-up of some of the most memorable jazz festivals around the world. Throughout her career, Magos has garnered important awards and recognitions, including a Grammy short-list nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her album Distancia (2009), and is the only female artist to have received the Berklee College of Music’s Master of Latin Music Award.
She is well known for championing women’s causes and currently serves as spokesperson for UN Women, and has contributed to important campaigns including UNITE to end violence against women and He For She, as a promoter of gender equality. A frequent collaborator for radio and television programs in Mexico, Magos produces and hosts a weekly radio program from New York for Mexico’s Public Radio. She serves as a curator of the “National Sawdust”, one of Brooklyn’s most innovative venues, and more recently, was invited as a guest artist to participate in a album to celebrate renowned Mexican poet, Octavio Paz and in Paco de Lucia’s tribute documentary, “La guitarra vuela”.