At the age of twenty-seven, saxophonist, composer, arranger and
leader, Mercedes Figueras has been described by the critics and her
peers as an, “exciting musician of extraordinary talent” and “a musician
ready to be discovered.”
Mercedes was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983. Member of the
International Network, Major in Professional Musician. She also studied 4
years of classical
music at "Conservatorio Nacional", Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2007 she lead and co-produced her first record, “Elefante”. She hit
the road with the
duet (sax and drums), playing in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and US.
She now resides in New York, US. She’s been playing with different
bands at a variety of
venues. From Drumadics to Kenny Wollensen and the Himalayas; and
from NYC subways to
Carnegie Hall, to name a few.
She now assembled and leads tHe BlacK butTeRFLieS, her new project
launching her second
album "1 de MAYO" recorded Sep 2009 in NYC.