Jose Luis de la Paz Trio Concert

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Thursday, September 10, 2020.


6 pm

CCEMiami and The City of Coral Gables presented Jose Luis de la Paz Trio Concert on September 10th 2020, 6 pm.

Jose Luis de la Paz Trio
Adolfo Herrera (percussion)
Magela Herrera (flute)
Jose Luis de la Paz (guitar)



Nominated as one of the 10 best guitarists of his generation in the book Flamenco Agenda (Félix Grande), Jose Luis de la Paz (Huelva) will be at the Cultural Center of Miami with his new trio.

In his career he has been recognized as one of the most complete guitarists, capable of moving in all disciplines of flamenco, as well as being a great composer.

His works written for the Ballet Cristina Hoyos and Belén Maya stand out, as well as his work for the Symphony Orchestra (Suite Avalon) and pieces written for poems by San Juan de la Cruz, Teresa de Jesús, Juan Ramón Jiménez or Alfonsina Storni.

He has collaborated with very different artists: Buika, Gema Corredera, Colin Farish, Susana Behar, Antonio Canales, Farruquito, Federico Britos or his collaboration with Suidy Garrido in the production of Amor Brujo for Maestro G. Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Jose Luis has also composed the soundtrack for the film Finding Compás (Kathy Douglas).

After being nominated as one of the US Artists in 2017 Jose Luis has collaborated with LAPHil and the Ballet de Siudy Garrido in the production of Amor Brujo in the Hollywood Bowl and has performed El Concierto de Aranjuez with the Des Moines Symphony.

He is currently preparing a new album with reflections on the months of confinement, to be titled Introspective.


Caracas, 1975. Studied with maestro Andrés Briceño. He has participated in over 70 commercial albums as drummer and/or percussionist and, among them, 4 resulted in Latin Grammy nominated albums. Musician, drummer, musical director and producer. He has a degree in social communication from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He studied at Berklee College of Music from 2002 to 2004.

He resides in Miami where he is currently on the “AGRADECIDO” tour with José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma” , is the drummer of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, uses a hybrid set (where he incorporates drumset and percussion timbres) with De La Paz Ensemble, he is part of RJO (Raices Jazz Orchestra led by Tony Succar and Pablo Gil), and also serves as percussionist to the Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater.

He is a Latin Percussion Artist, Yamaha artist and uses Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals. In his career he has worked with Jose Luis Rodriguez “El Puma”, Franco De Vita, Aquiles Báez, La Mala Rodriguez, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Lena Burke, Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater, Otmaro Ruiz, Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, Leo Blanco, Antonio Canales, Farruquito, Anita Loynaz, Huáscar Barradas, Rafael “El Pollo” Brito, Karina, Kiara, Guillermo Carrasco and Frank Quintero, among others.

Adolfo Herrera (percussionist) has participated in more than 70 commercial albums, 4 of them nominated for the Latin Grammy Award. He has just released “SOLEDAD”, the first single from the album “IRREPETIBLE” which will be released at the end of the year

Magela Herrera grew up between two worlds: one, her family’s deep ties to a large set of unique traditions influenced mostly by Afrocuban music; the other, the years she spent learning and studying classical music at the Conservatory of Music in her native Havana.

Praised often for her unique background that also includes Latin jazz and Euro jazz, Herrera developed her incredible instincts and keen musical chops from 2004 through 2011 as a member of Mezcla – one of Cuba’s leading jazz and fusion groups. Towards the end of her tenure in 2010, she was nominated for Best Solo Flute from the New York based magazine, Jazz Corner, for the tune “Quien tiene el ritmo” (who’s got the rhythm) on Mezcla’s album I’ll See You in Cuba. The recording was also nominated for Best Album.

Her own quintet recently released the long-awaited 2019 debut album Explicaciones, through Brontosaurus records. Featuring word class musicians such as pianist Tal Cohen, guitarist Greg Diamond, drummer David Chiverton, and bass players Nestor del Prado, and Dion K Kerr. Explicaciones has received rave press and fan reviews, and has quickly garnered support and airtime from major and local radio stations in the USA.

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