On June 24, 2022
Magela Herrera is an Afro-Cuban flutist, vocalist and composer who holds a master’s degree in jazz and improvised music performance and a bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music. Throughout her career, Herrera has toured worldwide where she developed a unique timbre, phrasing technique, and rhythm and melodic skills on the flute. She has also evolved as a pianist, vocalist, arranger and composer leading her own projects. Today Herrera is considered one of Cuba’s leading flute players in jazz and popular music scenes. Often praised for her unique background from Latin jazz, European jazz, and Afro-Cuban music traditions, she was a member of the renowned band Mezcla, one of the most famous Cuban leading jazz and fusion ensembles.