Mauricio Herrera is one of the leading percussionists on New York’s Afro-Cuban jazz scene. He’s collaborated with some of the best jazz musicians of our time, including Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton, David Sanchez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Christian Scott, and Yosvany Terry. But his connections to the sacred roots of Afro-Cuban music run deep, and he masterfully fuses traditional forms and techniques with an adventurous, wide-open approach.
Growing up in the eastern province of Holguin, Cuba, Maruicio was exposed to the deep traditions of sacred and ritual music. His family is very musical, and at age 7 he started on violin, but by 14 began studying percussion, where he found his niche