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 26 years of professional experience as a full-time musician. He has performed, recorded and toured with several artists in many important 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 7 albums as a leader so far, all available in the main internet networks of music streaming and purchasing sites. He got a grant from Calgary Arts Development to produce his 8th album, which will be released in August 2021.

Discography:

  • ESTRELLA (2013)

  • ORIGEN (2014)

  • FANTASMA (2015)

  • TRANSPARENTE (2017)

  • HOGAR (2018)

  • SUEÑOS (2018)

  • MIL VECES MAS (2019)

(all available on Spotify and iTunes)

Festivals & venues (1996 to present):

  • Folk Festival in Calgary

  • Lilac Festival in Calgary

  • Okotoks Festival

  • Mexifest in Calgary

  • Ironwood in Calgary

  • Lolita’s Lounge in Calgary

  • Mikey’s on 12th in Calgary

  • The Blues Can in Calgary

  • Canada Jazz Fest in Calgary

  • Yardbird Suite in Edmonton

  • Arts Commons in Calgary

  • Cliff Bungalow Jazz Series in Calgary

  • Expo Latino in Calgary

  • Fiestaval in Calgary

  • Jazz Festival in Medicine Hat

  • Zig Zag Jazz Club in Berlin

  • A-Trane Jazz Club in Berlin

  • B-Flat Jazz Club in Berlin

  • The Hat Bar in Berlin

  • Bei Ernst Jazz Club in Berlin

  • Zanjabil in Berlin

  • Charity Cafe in Rome

  • Gregory’s Jazz Club in Rome

  • Festival Martínez Zapata in San Luis Potosí

  • Auditorio Blas Galindo CNA in CDMX

  • Festival de Jazz de la UAEM in Toluca

  • Foro Cultural Chapultepec in CDMX

  • Festival Internacional de Jazz in Hidalgo

  • El Arte del Trío del IMER in CDMX

  • Jazzbook in CDMX

  • Festival Cultural in Zacatecas

  • Festival de Jazz de Coyoacán in CDMX

  • Semana de Bajo y Batería in CDMX

  • Festival de Blues y Jazz in Zacatecas

  • Festival E-Jazz in Puebla

  • Aguas Jazz Fest in Aguascalientes

  • Jazzeando in CDMX

  • Jazz en la Ciudad in CDMX

  • Fête de la Musique in Toluca

  • Festival de las Almas in Valle de Bravo

  • Festival Internacional de Jazz in Mérida

  • Festival de Jazz in Cancún

  • Festival Quimera in Metepec

  • Festival Cultural de la Primavera in Peru