Jazz music guitarist, vocalist, World Music and Experimentalist Juancho Herrera – www.juanchoherrera.com – celebrates his new and self-produced recording, Banda, with a performance on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM at The Blue Note (www.BlueNote.net), 131 West 3rd Street, New York City. He will be appearing with his quartet including long-time collaborators Jorge Continentino, tenor and flutes; Gustavo Amarante (Toninho Horta), bass; Yayo Serka; (Lila Downs), drums. Admission is $29.50 and includes a copy of the new CD which highlights original and innovative compositions by Herrera, and is inspired by an urban, modern vision of Latin America deeply rooted in traditional sounds, evoking those of Africa and the Americas.
On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Mr. Herrera will perform at one of Boston’s leading jazz music venues, the Regatta Bar ( www.RegattaBarJazz.com , 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02136, 617-661-5000). He will be performing with his group including Franco Pinna (Marta Gomez) on drums and Ben Zwerin (Nouvelle Vague) on bass. Ecuadorian singer Alex Alvear will make a special appearance with the group. For further information, photos or interviews, please contact Nikolett Pankovits at (631) 612-7767 or visit www.juanchoherrera.com
The release of Banda by Juancho Herrera provides powerful evidence of a mature artist who is imprinting his mark on the World Music scene. He has cultivated a unique and distinct sound, and with a depth of musical understanding and flexibility, he leads listeners on musical journeys that soar through the pathways of Africa, Latin America and the United States.
Planet Eye Traveler states: [i"There are few artists pushing the boundaries of Latin jazz the way that Juancho is doing it today. Tapping into every little corner of the Latin-American vast musical history, his fusion grooves will give you a taste of how Latin music continues to grow as an important foundation of the jazz standard.”[/i]
Whether regarded as a jazz music CD, a World music CD, or experimental, Banda, Juancho Herrera’s recording is available online at Bandcamp: www.juanchoherrera.bandcamp.com/ and on iTunes: www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/banda/id484726476 and CD Baby: www.cdbaby.com/cd/juanchoherrera2
Juancho Herrera hails from Colombia and Venezuela. The guitarist / vocalist is one of the most energetic performers currently in the New York Latin American music scene. He has honed his skills for more than 20 years as a leader and as a sideman. A globetrotter who inspires audiences around the world, he has performed in over 34 countries around the globe in the most prestigious venues, including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Shibuya Koukaido in Tokyo, Centro Cultural La Estancia in Caracas, Carnegie Hall in New York, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, among many others. He has been an integral member of and contributor to groups lead by internationally renowned contemporary jazz and world vocalists such as Claudia Acuña, Lila Downs, Sofia Rei, and Marta Gomez, among others.
For further information, photos or interviews, please contact Nikolett Pankovits at (631) 612-7767 or visit www.juanchoherrera.com