Marina Albero

Musician and Coach

Photo by Jean Paul Builes

Marina Albero

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.

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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 safe, risk-free. Wanna try?



I am so excited about the spring! I have several internationally acclaimed friends visiting Seattle and performing with me! Please consider joining me in welcoming them as you enjoy a full new palette of sounds and sensibilities around music.

First one getting here is my beloved friend Daniela Spielmann from Rio de Janeiro. Waht a refreshing and joyful soul she is! Catch us on April 16-17 in Olympia and Seattle.

April 23rd is a very special date to me. Aldo Lopez-Gavilan and I have known each other since we were fifteen years old. We met in Cuba in 1995 where his mom, the greatest Teresita Junco became my piano teacher and one of the most important mentors in my life. I can't even express hopw happy I am to finally perform with my admired friendn who comes straight from Carnegie Hall in New York where he presented his music last month! 

In June, is time for Luis Gallo to come back by popular request! Our mini tour last January was a blast but still filled by uncertainty due to Omicron so we decided to do a couple concerts in June so that you all could come and enjoy our flamenco jazz repertoire.

A life Soundtrack

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!!

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Support makes music happen!

"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.

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SoundCloud Archives

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!

Travel in time

Some videos

What they say about Marina

Boundless Virtuosity

Boundless virtuosity and spirit abound in the piano bass duo of Marina Albero and Jeff Johnson.

The Strager

Seattle Newspaper

She's actually improvising!

Marina Albero is a piano virtuoso. At times it seems like she’s playing the most polished standards – like she’s memorized Mozart back and forth – but in fact she’s actually improvising.
– Jake Uiti, Artist Home

Jake Uiti

Artist Home

Inventive and effusive

An inventive and effusive pianist and composer.
– KNKX jazz public radio


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