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Esteban Herrera is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and music director originally from Mexico, living in Calgary, Alberta, 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 more than 30 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 and directs his albums. He has released 13 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 was nominated for the Junos 2022 in the category of Jazz Album of the Year (Group) with the album THE PROPHET by Esteban Herrera Quintet. He won the YYC Music Award 2023 for World/Cultural Recording of the Year with the album COLIBRI DE PAPEL by Esteban Herrera Septet.


  • ESTRELLA (2013)

  • ORIGEN (2014)

  • FANTASMA (2015)


  • HOGAR (2018)

  • SUEÑOS (2018)

  • MIL VECES MAS (2019)

  • THE PROPHET (2021)

  • PIANO SOLO VOL. 1 (2022)

  • ROMERO & HERRERA VOL. 1 (2022)


  • SPACETIME (2023)

(all available on Spotify and iTunes)

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