Maggie's new album, My Story In Song features Mark Kibble (of Take 6) on Vocal arrangements and harmonies, Romain Collin-Piano, Mitch Forman-piano & Hammond B3, Bill Cunliffe-piano and horn arrangements, Grant Geissman-guitar, John Storie-guitar, Bob Sheppard-Sax, Duane Padilla-String arrangement, Steve Velez-Cello and Andrew Neu-sax and horn arrangements.
Maggie is a 5X winner of Hawaii's Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album Of The Year. She is known for her sultry and alluring voice, her adept pianistic style, her songwriting and her compelling interpretations of the standards. She can be seen every Fri. and Sat. night at Lewers Lounge in Waikiki with bassist, Dean Taba.
Maggie Herron was born in Muskegon, Mi. into a family of 11 children (she was number 9). She began taking piano lessons as a little girl and was the church organist by the age of 10. At 14, she performed Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Muskegon Symphony Orchestra and was awarded a scholarship to Interlochen Center for the Arts, placing in the top 5 finalists in the piano concerto competition.
Maggie has been living, writing, recording and performing on Oahu, Lanai, and Hawaii's "Big Island" since 1976. Her first Hawaii music award was in the '70's for best song in the Hawaii Home Grown contest. She's opened concerts for Dave Brubeck, the Jazz Crusaders, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, Jesse Colin Young, June Millington and Phoebe Snow.
Hawaii Home Grown IV/1980 contest winner for Thinking I Love You
Maggie Herron-Listen Vinyl on First American Label: 1981,
In The Wings/2014 was produced by Maggie, and was Re-mastered and released 2014
Good Thing/2014 was produced by Brian Bromberg and won Maggie her first Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album of the Year.
Between The Music & The Moon/2016 was produced by Maggie Herron and Bill Cunliffe, with executive producer, Michael Beasley. Maggie won her 2nd Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album of the Year.
A Ton of Trouble/2018 was co-produced by Maggie with Bill Cunliffe, and executive producer Michael Beasley. The album won another Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album of the Year.
A Ton of Trouble was recorded during a year of flu, a broken arm, and the Kilauea Volcano erupting a mere eight miles from Maggie Herron’s home for three long months.
RENDITIONS/2019 won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album of the Year. Renditions was recorded live in the studio with Bassist Darek Oles and Drummer Ray Brinker. Other players include Bob Sheppard/sax and flute, Dean Taba/bass and Rocky Holmes/sax.
YOUR REFRAIN/2020, produced by Maggie, with executive producer Michael Beasley won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album of The Year. The album contains 7 songs co-written by Maggie Herron and Dawn Herron with 2 cover songs. Dawn Herron tragically passed away during the making of this album.
Sweet Lullaby was released as a single Dec., 2021. Written by Maggie Herron and Dawn Herron. Mark Kibble (Take 6) arranged and sang all vocal harmony parts.
Maggie’s album, My Story In Song was released Feb. 7, 2023. Performers on the project include, Mark Kibble, Romain Collin, Bill Cunliffe, Mitch Forman, Grant Geissman, John Storie, Andrew Neu, Bob Sheppard, David Enos, Darek Oles, John Ferraro, and Dan Schnelle.
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