CHEGA DE SAUDADE
Magos Herrera presents A Tribute to João GIlberto
with Maucha Adnet, Kurt Elling, Anat Cohen, Gregoire Maret, Guilherme Monteiro, Helio Alves, Edward Perez and Alex Kautz
6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show
In this concert tribute to the late João Gilberto, whose haunting rendition of “The Girl from Ipanema” changed Brazilian music forever, “the best jazz singer out of Mexico” (Jazztimes), Magos Herrera, performs his bossa nova classics with a multicultural crew of New York musicians including Maucha Adnet, Kurt Elling, Anat Cohen, Gregoire Maret, Guilherme Monteiro, Helio Alves, Edward Perez and Alex Kautz.
Magos, who moves seamlessly between jazz, classical, rock, and Brazilian-influenced pop, will perform music written or made famous by Gilberto — a giant of contemporary Brazil who pioneered the bossa nova genre in the late 1950s and had an immense influence on musicians and audiences around the world.
Don’t miss this evening celebrating an icon of Brazilian music with one of the most omnivorous young figures in jazz, a singer who is “stretching the very notion of jazz singing…into a sound that’s bold, thrilling, and effortlessly global” (NPR).
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 having one of the most expressive, beautiful voices, and is one of the 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 sung 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 producer Javier Limón, in addition to having participated as a guest artist of several recordings and albums. An accomplished artist, Magos has performed at a variety of leading international cultural venues, such as Lincoln Center in NYC, the Kennedy Center in DC, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Union Chapel in London, Duc des Lombardes in Paris, Kamani Auditorium in Delhi, and Palau de la Musica in Valencia, and has been part of the line-up of some of the most memorable jazz festivals around the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and Festival Internacional Cervantino.
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. She serves as an artistic advisor to National Sawdust.