Sofía is one of the most passionate, charismatic and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz and contemporary music. Sofia's voice is as graceful as sophisticated, as she ties together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, melody and romance. Her ensemble produces a range of textures as diverse as the cultural roots of its members, an international cast that includes some of the most exciting young talent from North and South America.

Her second album, Sube Azul, released by World Village/Harmonia Mundi, received the 2011 Independent Music Award in the World Beat category. Sofia is also the singer of Aurea, a project led by pianist Geoffrey Keezer, which received a Grammy nomination for best Latin jazz album of 2010. She also received the Best Latin Jazz Vocalist of 2009 Award from the Latin Jazz Corner. Her collaborations include top musicians such as John Zorn (currently with the Mycale project), Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Frank London etc. She is also a faculty member at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.


Sofia has performed in Europe, North and South America in renowned international festivals and theatres such as Carnegie Hall (NYC), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Lincoln Center, Blue Note, New York City Opera, Chicago World Music Festival, Museum of Latin American Art (Los Angeles), Festival Iberoamericano de las Artes (Puerto Rico), Festival International del Cajón (Peru), Cite de la Musique (Paris) amongst others.


Sofia returns with her 3rd album, the spellbinding De Tierra Y Oro (“Of Earth and Gold”), at the end of October 2012 on digital formats and on CD on December 11, 2012.  She describes the album as a series of “philosophical wanderings” — songs that draw on a wide range of South American folkloric influences and bracingly modern sounds, with Rei’s powerful voice in the forefront. Rei produced the album with her longtime bassist and collaborator Jorge Roeder and co-producer Fabrice Dupont.


The textures run the gamut of contemporary to traditional: from layered and effects-treated vocals, electric guitars, loops and drum machines to Bolivian charangos, Paraguayan harps, Colombian marimbas, Argentine bombos, Peruvian cajones and more. Rei’s vibrant multi-tracked vocals and use of reverbs, delays and harmonizers make De Tierra Y Oro a bold departure from her previous work. Singing in Spanish, Rei tells stories that reflect her diverse travels and experiences: a cock fight in Cartagena, a nightmare in Buenos Aires, a love letter in New York, a haunted man in the Andes. In De Tierra Y Oro we encounter Latin American myths and icons, loneliness and laughter, religious doubt, political protest, true love.


“A vibrant voice (…) a fascinating sound” - World Music Central

“As the Argentine singer Sofía Rei led her multinational band, the passion and clarity with which she assayed a tricky mix of South American rhythms and jazz-inflected harmonies made clear why she has been embraced by New York City audiences from Carnegie Hall to the hippest downtown haunts.” - The New York Times

“She is hard to compare with any predecessor, except her joy and passion could rival Flora Purim, Celia Cruz, or Abbey Lincoln” - All Music Guide

“leading light of Latin Jazz” - Village Voice

“Sofia's vocal prowess contains an emotional impact that leaves an audience gasping for air and begging for more.” - Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner

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