Press Quotes

“… Rei and her band treated us to stellar musicianship and genre-bending music.”
Félix Contreras, NPR MUSIC
“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.”
Phil Lutz, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“One of the most versatile and in-demand singers on the New York music scene..”
Simon Calle, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“…Highly capable of integrating diverse influences, from ancient folkloric traditions to modern jazz […] Sofia’s all Spanish vocals convey deep passion and a full spectrum of emotions…”
ED Enright, DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
“Sofia Rei, a world traveler and song researcher with a vibrant voice, demonstrates that she is one of the new talents in the Latin American scene.[…] a fascinating sound.”
Angel Romero, WORLD MUSIC CENTRAL
“Sofia Rei, the potent ambassador of Latin America’s experimental voice in the contemporary international circuit, has sustained a history of artistic output that includes three albums published under her name, various awards, continuous tours in Europe, North and South America, and has gradually in the last decade morphed into the female vocal icon of the vanguard music sphere.”
Francisco Javier Rodríguez, THE HOLY FILAMENT
“..Leading light of Latin Jazz”
Aidan Levy, THE VILLAGE VOICE
“An expressive masterpiece of musical storytelling by one of the world’s greatest vocalists”…
Andrei Cherascu, THE MUSIC AND MYTH
“Choirgirl, classical mezzo-soprano, punk rock drummer, explorer of South American folkloric traditions, and student of jazz, Argentinian singer songwriter Sofia Rei has crossed many musical borders. Her passport has always been a strong and supple voice, one of those rare instruments that bypasses the circuitry of the listener’s brain and plunges right into the chest-it’s a visceral experience.”
Mel Minter, MUSICALLY SPEAKING
“A dynamic jazz-inflected sound that is surprisingly and satisfyingly rich in texture (…) De Tierra Y Oro shows that intelligent and sensitive fusion has a future.”
SONGLINES (UK)
“With her own light, as powerful as her voice, Sofia mesmerized on the stage of the ReVoice! Festival in London”.
Silvina Soria, LA TUNDRA (UK)
“Exquisite music with South American folk influences, mixed with jazz sounds, and wrapped in the powerful voice and tonal beauty of Sofia Rei, that’s De Tierra y Oro.”
Wilbert Sostre, LATIN JAZZ NETWORK
“One of best Argentine singers ever. A fascinating album. With De Tierra y Oro, Sofia Rei consolidates herself as one of the most expressive voices of all times.”
Marcelo Morales, EL INTRUSO (Argentina)
“Sofia’s vocal prowess contains an emotional impact that leaves an audience gasping for air and begging for more. Her power and precision sets her apart from the legions of current jazz vocalists.”
Chip Boaz, THE LATIN JAZZ CORNER
“The voice has no secrets for Argentine singer and composer Sofia Rei, an imaginative interpreter used to breaking labels who in a short period of time has conquered the New York music scene”
Javier Pérez Senz Babelia - EL PAÍS (Spain)
“Possessing a voluptuously full voice, comprehensive command of Latin American rhythms, and encyclopedic knowledge of folkloric forms from Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Uruguay, Sofia has become an essential creative catalyst on a scene teeming with musicians eager to blend jazz with its South American siblings.”
Andy Gilbert, BOSTON GLOBE
“…A potent combination that’s like nothing else around”
Kevin Convey, BOSTON HERALD
“She is hard to compare with any predecessor, except her joy and passion could rival Flora Purim, Celia Cruz, or Abbey Lincoln. […] a truly new music”
Michael Nastos, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Packed inside her music are ancient tones of creation, contemporary calls of earthly truth and metagalactic chants of promise. This is the voice that is reserved for highly evolved and loving beings.”
Jain Lemos, ABQTODO
“World music blends in her inflections and words conveying the joy of singing”
LA NACIÓN, Argentina
“One of the leading advocates for Latin America on the international jazz scene. Sofia’s voice rings masterfully in a journey that is elegant and accessible to the listener, her experience shines on stage, which she conquers with compelling magic”.
Natalia Huertas, ARTITUD (Colombia)

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Spoleto 2017 Review: Sofia Rei – Art Mag

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Sofía Rei’s music pulls from sounds found all over the globe – Charleston City Paper

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