Vocalist, composer, educator, Latin music and Jazz specialist. Professor at Berklee College of Music since 1984, where she teaches Jazz improvisation, Latin music, performance, voice technique.
For more than three decades, Boston-based vocalist/composer Mili Bermejo has transcended the borders between cultures and musical genres. Performing in the US since 1980, critics have called her “the Latin equivalent of Abbey Lincoln…a singer/composer who challenges us with her musical honesty” (Cadence) and described her inclusive sound as “part poetry-folk, part Sarah Vaughn sophistication” (Boston Magazine) and the place “where jazz meets Latin with elegance and soul” (Boston Globe).
“Cross-cultural projects are now commonplace,” writes the Boston Phoenix’s Jon Garelick, “but Mili Bermejo’s aesthetic has always been singular…long a fixture on the Boston scene, [she] combines all manner of Latin American folk in a way that gives her music a flavor that’s as up-to-the-minute as it is Old World.”