Those who have heard Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera will never forget her.
Lately, she’s been in concert with another beguiling artist, the Spanish Flamenco guitarist/record producer Javier Limón, in support of their second album, He For She, in conjunction with the UN campaign by the same name to help spread the word about gender equality and gender respect. The Grammy-nominated vocalist is also a spokesperson for the UN campaign, “UNITE,” to prevent violence against women worldwide.
Coming up at 8:30 p.m. March 25 at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 in New York City’s Lower East Side is Herrera leading her own band for a concert. Her band consists of guitarist Chico Pinheiro, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Alex Kautz. Herrera will also share the stage with guest vocalist Melissa Stylianou. Go here for tickets, 21 and over only; doors open at 8:15 p.m.
Not only is Herrera a luxurious respite from the world’s stressful woes — her voice could melt Arctic ice caps in the North and South Pole — but she is as beautiful and genteel a human being as her music implies. She also won a “Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award” as a beacon of light for the Latin community.