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Maggie Herron

Maggie’s upcoming album features Mark Kibble (of Take 6) on Vocal arrangements and harmonies, Romain Collin-Piano, Mitch Forman-piano & Hammond B3, Bill Cunliffe-piano and horn arrangements, Grant Geissman-guitar, John Storie-guitar, Bob Sheppard-Sax, Duane Padilla-String arrangement, Steve Velez-Cello and Andrew Neu-sax and horn arrangements. Maggie released her first single from the upcoming album Sweet Lullaby in Dec. 2022. https://music.apple.com/us/album/sweet-lullaby-single/1598969097

5X Winner of Hawaii’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album of the Year

Maggie is known for her sultry and alluring voice, her adept pianistic style, her songwriting and her compelling interpretations of the standards. She can be seen every Fri. and Sat. night at Lewers Lounge in Waikiki with bassist, Dean Taba.

Maggie Herron’s album , YOUR REFRAIN, is the winner of the 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album Of The Year. The album is a dedication to her daughter and writing partner, Dawn Herron, who tragically passed away April 5, 2020. YOUR REFRAIN features 7 of the mother/daughter’s collaborations with the title track nominated for the 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Song Of The Year Award.

The string arrangement for the title track, YOUR REFRAIN, was written and performed by Duane Padilla. Players on the album include jazz pianist-Larry Goldings, saxophonist-Bob Sheppard, David Enos-bass and John Ferraro-drums. Bill Cunliffe-pianist, arranged and performed on Touch, with Jim Chiodini on guitar. In Case Of Love was  arranged by Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot. God Bless The Child and Both Sides Now includes Dean Taba-bassist and Maggie on piano and vocals. Maggie’s music is available on all listening platforms.

RENDITIONS, Maggie’s 2019 album,  is the winner of the 2020 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award, for Jazz Album Of The Year. On piano and vocals, Maggie delves into a session of standards as part of the core trio with bassist Darek Oles and drummer, Ray Brinker. Guest appearances include guitarist-Larry Koonse, saxophonist/flutist-Bob Sheppard, Dean Taba-bassist  and Rocky Holmes-sax.

Maggie won her third Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album Of The Year for her 2018 album,  A TON OF TROUBLE. The album was co-produced by Maggie Herron and Bill Cunliffe, with Michael Beasley as Executive Producer. The album includes 10 original songs, with several songs co-written by Maggie and Dawn Herron. A feature song, The Dove and The Bourbon, was co-written by Maggie and Len Gambla (Maggie’s son-in-law). Maggie’s remake of  ‘In My Life’  from the album was nominated for the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for  Single of the Year‘ with Larry Koonse on guitar.  Listen here: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eec748fLrKM). 

In 2017 Maggie’s album Between the Music and the Moon, won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Jazz Album of the Year Award while Maggie was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.   The album of 12 original songs includes 5 co-written with her lyricist/daughter, Dawn Herron.  Engineering and mastering is by Paul Tavenner.  Players on the album are saxophonist/flutist Bob Sheppard, guitarist Grant Geissman, arranger and pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Dean Taba, drummers-Abe Lagrimas and Jake Reed and Grammy Award winner Bill Cunliffe, acting as co-producer, pianist and arranger on several songs. The music is available on all music platforms and released on Herron Song Records label.

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Her voice is an invitation to simultaneous darkness and light whose caress is like those last few sparks of sunset breaking through the dreamy haze at day’s end. Jonathan Widran

All in all, Maggie Herron, the artist, is poetry in flesh and blood. Musical Memoirs Blog

Trust me, this release will take your breath away...I’d say Between Music & the Moon is spectacular, but that wouldn’t fit the sensuous, romantic, and soft city-pastorale nature of the repertoire, so let’s settle for an adjective just as fitting: it’s perfect. Mark Tucker

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

My Story In Song

Herron Song Records
2023

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Good Thing

Self Produced
2014

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The Trio

Self Produced
2013

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