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  • Margarita Herrera

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    herreram@newschool.edu

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    Margarita Herrera

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    Born in Mexico City and based out of New York City, Magos Herrera is a jazz singer-songwriter, producer, activist and educator. Declared as "One of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song” by The Latin Jazz Network, she is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her singular bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Ibero-American melodies and rhythm. Has recorded 10 albums including joint collaborations with producer Javier Limón and composer Paola Prestini in addition to having participated as a guest artist of several recordings. Has performed in leading cultural venues around the world such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC, Kennedy Center in DC and has been part of the line-up of some of the most memorable jazz festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreal Jazz Festival, to mention a few. Throughout her career she has garnered important awards and recognitions, including 2 Grammy nominations and have received the Berklee College of Music’s Master of Latin Music Award. She serves as spokesperson for UN Women for UNITE to end violence against women campaign and He For She, as a promoter of gender equality. Herrera is a 2020 recipient of Chamber Music Americas New Jazz Works Award has been included as one of the most creative Mexicans in the world by Forbes Mexico Magazine. Currently she serves as a Cultural Diplomatic Advisor for the Mexican Government.  

    Current Courses

    Lesson 1 hour
    RAML 0300, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Composition Class
    RBEL 0702, Fall 2022

    Lesson 1 hour
    RAML 0300, Fall 2022

    Senior Improvisation
    RATM 0600, Spring 2022

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