Mexican singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada grew up surrounded by music. Her parents worked as luthiers, skilled craftsman who build and repair stringed instruments. Formal studies began early, when at age 16, she delved into jazz at the local university.
Traveling to New York a few years later, she collaborated with guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Carter McLean on 2018’s Charlie Hunter/Carter McLean Featuring Silvana Estrada.
Upon her return to Mexico, she immersed herself in the local indie music scene, performing alongside the likes of Alex Ferreira, David Aguilar, Ainda Duo, Pedro Pastor Guerra, and Snarky Puppy.
Taking inspiration from literature, traditional Mexican folk music such as son jarocho and rancheras, as well as iconic Americans vocalists like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Silvana has created her own unique musical identity.