Magos Herrera: "Remanso"
The award-winning Mexican singer and composer presents the music she created during the pandemic.
Video of this concert will be available on this page at a later date.
This event will take place in front of a live audience, and tickets are free. To reserve your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with New York City’s Emergency Executive Order 239, Americas Society will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone entering our building. All guests will be required to wear masks.
New York-based, Grammy-nominated, Mexican singer and composer Magos Herrera is one of the most expressive, beautiful voices in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. Herrera is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Latin American melodies and rhythms, in a style that elegantly blends boundaries. In her return to our stage (physical and virtual) she will be joined by the Magos Herrera Quartet, an acoustic quartet that incorporates harmonic jazz principles and improvisational elements.
Magos Herrera Quartet and a string quartet comprised of members of the orchestral collective The Knights will present music that Magos produced during the COVID isolation. The program will include new arrangements commissioned by Americas Society, songs included in the 2020 album Con Alma, and new original music written by Herrera with support from a Chamber Music Americas New Jazz Works grant.
Magos Herrera Quartet:
Magos Herrera, voice
Vinícius Gomes, guitar
Sam Minaie, bass
Alex Kautz, bass
Alex Fortes and Yaira Matyakubova, violins
Mario Gotoh, viola
Caitlin Sullivan, cello
The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Fall 2021 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.