Daily articles including interviews, profiles, live reviews, film reviews and more... all carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. You can find more articles by searching our website, see what's trending on our popular articles page or read articles ahead of their published dates on our future articles page.
by Gabriel Medina Arenas
New York City became the new jazz mecca during the 1920s, when many top jazz musicians from jny: Chicago and the rest of the U.S. migrated to the Big Apple. Jazz musicians from around the globe moved there every decade, knowing New York has some of the top jazz venues in the world, a dozen jazz festivals, and numerous jazz record labels. Competition is tremendous, but The City of Dreams" remains the best place for a jazz musician to gain ...read more
by Raul d'Gama Rose
The sultry contralto cracks through the silence and a relatively new voce is discovered streaking across the skies of North America. This is the dark, sensuous voice of Magos Herrera, an outstanding young vocalist from Mexico. The constraints of singing in that register appear not to hold Herrera back for she often lets her voice soar free of the registers in which she is meant to sing. Her great leaps of gymnastic vocal skill are manifest throughout the woefully short ...read more
by Holly Holmes
Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera may not be a household name among jazz audiences, but she certainly deserves to be. With the release of her seventh album as a leader, Distancia (Sunnyside, 2009) shows off not only her rich contralto voice but also an artist with expressive depth. Distancia is an extraordinarily diverse album. Herrera sings in three languages--English, Portuguese and Spanish--and, in doing so, treads broken ground of Brazilian composers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Milton Nascimento, ...read more