Photo by Jean Paul Builes
Marina is decidedly one of the rarest improvisational artists of our time. It's relevant in the human experience today because what reflects an awakened emotional soundscape as she engages you. It's movement that is necessary yet strikingly a familiarity we have forgotten.
The complexity of the sounds out of every key has not one identity but multiple characteristics in relation to another, it leaves you wondering what is even happening and in what genre you are listening to anymore.
With her self-released 3-CD set “A Life Soundtrack”, Marina Albero has composed an intimate biography in the musical languages of old Europe, modern Spain, 1990’s Cuba and the US of today. Comfortable in the syntax and idioms of baroque, flamenco, son and American jazz, Albero shares chapters on learning, love, loss, and life that will move and inspire you. Her musical story has been captivating audiences and musicians around the Northwest since she moved to Seattle in 2015.
Sharing my musical journey and studies
I believe that Music is easy and fun to make. I also know how it can take a whole life mastering it!
As a child, music was a natural language to me and now, after years in classical and improvisation training, teaching and performing, my approach is to start creating from day one while we naturally learn about music's structure and architecture.
My passion is taking music back into your hands to channel, create and heal or just to have fun.
Music is a social connector, a balsam for our hearts and a safe place to experience and explore your own voice. It is your choice stay in that one note or move on to the next. Oh, and it's risk-free. Wanna try?
Back to the streets!
NEW CONCERT ALERT: Just added a house concert for May 25th in Seattle with the greatest flamenco and jazz guitarist from Spain Luis Gallo.
This spring season brought back the Golden Ear Awards and we had a blast of a gala! My trio performed some original music and I was honored with two awards, "PNW Instrumentalist of the year" and "PNW Concert of the Year" for "Don't explain" with my sister in arms and awarded "Vocalist of the Year" Jacqueline Tabor.
Check out my calendar becasue many new things are coming up. I am most excited about my new all female band "Gaia" and a new duo project called "Not 2 Much" with my long time friend and Seattle's favorite drummer D'Vonne Lewis. June 2nd is our second flight and we are really happy with our launching concert!! Come check us out!
My Patreon page is also active and full of exclusive music videos, take a look and join us, it's sliding scale!
thanks for suporting live music! See you on the road!
Click and get a CD in you mailbox or I'll send it to whoever you wish!
Also download these two unreleased tracks for free!!
Triple CD awarded as Best Record of 2019 by Earshot Jazz. Recorded between Barcelona (Volume 1, 2008) and Seattle (Volumes 2 and 3 in 2018). STREAMING in all platforms now!!
"A Life Soundtrack" has been an ongoing project and is atill a work in progress about my own journey. In 2017 I launched a Patreon page under that title and my patrons and I were able to release 12 high quality live music videos with the amazing work of Elliot Fisher at Chitin Creative. Join now and become an active part of the process! Thank you for listening, feeling and enjoying.
For a few years I realized how hard it was for me releasing music so I started a record label (Elukeya, 2005) and an online archives site where to have a sort of SoundLog. Mikrotunes, pre productions, unreleased tracks and other surprises. Always for free and CC license, so use them if you want!