Edward Simon Femeninas featuring Magos Herrera | Jazz at the Athenaeum


Sun Jun 11 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | San Diego, CA

A special program created by celebrated Venezuelan pianist-composer-arranger Edward Simon, joined by his trio members.
About this Event

The summer series opens on Sunday, June 11, with a special program created by celebrated Venezuelan pianist-composer-arranger Edward Simon, joined by his trio members, Reuben Rogers (bass) and Adam Cruz (drums), plus special guests Luis Quintero (percussion) and Grammy-nominated Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera. Simon is known to Athenaeum audiences from his past performances as a leader, with the SFJAZZ Collective and in the Steel House trio with Scott Colley and Brian Blade. JazzTimes commented, “[Simon] may be the most complete creative artist . . . among important jazz pianists from the Caribbean and South America.” Of vocalist Herrera, NPR wrote, “She gets way under the skin of the song, recalling great communicators like Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday.” Simon writes of this new program, Femeninas, “This project spotlights the contributions of Latin American women songwriters, living and past, well-known and unknown, such as Violeta Parra (Chile), Marta Valdes (Cuba), Chabuca Granda (Peru), Elizabeth Morris (Argentina), and Joyce [Moreno] (Brazil). These incredible songwriters have created beautiful songs that should be internationally known.” This concert will also feature a new composition by Simon, Latino Soy, commissioned by Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works Program. This performance is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, funded by the Duke and Mellon foundations.

The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.

Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.


Where is it happening?

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, San Diego, United States

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USD 40.00 to USD 10000.00

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