BIOGRAPHY

ESTEBAN HERRERA

Esteban Herrera is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and music director originally from Mexico, living in Canada. He was born in Mexico City in 1979 and began his musical formation very young. He studied a Bachelor's degree in jazz music performance and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences. He has 27 years of professional experience. He has performed, recorded and toured with several artists in many venues all around Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Latin America. His music is an original approach to contemporary world jazz with Latin heritage, exploring odd meters and complex rhythms, letting the improvisation to lead each live session and recording. He writes the music and lyrics, arranges, plays the piano, produces, directs and designs the covers of his albums. He has released 11 albums as a leader so far, all available in the main internet networks of music streaming and purchasing sites. He has received the ArtShare 2021 Grant (Calgary Arts Development), the Individual Micro Grant 2021 (Alberta Music), the Individual Artist Grant 2021 (Calgary Arts Development) and the AFA Music Individual Project Grant 2022 (Alberta Foundation for the Arts). He has been nominated for the Junos 2022 in the category of Jazz Album of the Year (Group) with the album THE PROPHET by the Esteban Herrera Quintet.

Discography:

  • ESTRELLA (2013)

  • ORIGEN (2014)

  • FANTASMA (2015)

  • TRANSPARENTE (2017)

  • HOGAR (2018)

  • SUEÑOS (2018)

  • MIL VECES MAS (2019)

  • THE PROPHET (2021)

  • PIANO SOLO VOL. 1 (2022)

  • ROMERO & HERRERA VOL. 1 (2022)

  • COLIBRÍ DE PAPEL (2022)

(all available on Spotify and iTunes)

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