Mili Bermejo

Mili Bermejo

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.”

From Mili Bermejo’s website