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2022 "Instrumentalist of the year" (Earshot Jazz)

2022 "Concert of the year" (Earshot Jazz)

Marina Albero was born in Barcelona, Spain, and started playing music on stages as a child with her family while they toured all around the world performing iberian and early music, always creating new shows. In her early years she studied in Barcelona’s Conservatory (El Bruc) and later in La Havana (ISA), where she finished her classical piano studies with the great professor and pianist Mrs. Teresa Junco.

Marina has been researching many different music styles such as: jazz, flamenco, early music, andalusie, classical indian, latin (son & latin jazz)… She loves composing and improvising with a wide personal language carved by her colorful background.

She has played and recorded with several well known musicians and bands including L’Arpeggiata, Chano Dominguez, Bori Albero, Pepe Habichuela, La Folata, Mariona Sagarra, Barbarito Torres, Llibert Fortuny, Glen Velez, Silvio Rodriguez, Carlos Saura and Ars Longa.
Since September 2014, she enjoys living in Seattle with her musical family and has added to the local music scene and been well received by her fellow musicians as well as the listeners and the media.

Since then, Marina has been piano chair at Teatro Zinzanni and has been invited to present her music at the Ballard Jazz Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, Marymoor Live, KNKX live studios and Jazz Northwest. The Marina Albero Project (since 2016) features some of the finest musicians like Hans Teuber, Evan Flory-Barnes, D’Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch, Jeff Johnson, Ganesh Rajagopalan, among others. In 2018, she was awarded with the Golden Ear Award for Emergent Artist and in 2019 she was the recipient of two Golden Ear Awards: best instrumentalist and best record of the year (self release: “A life Soundtrack”). 

On March 8th 2020, she started the emergency musical project “The Quarantine Sessions” as a response to all the cancellations due to the COVID19 outbreak. It is drawing lots of interest from the press and  participation from the online musical community. TQS was awarded the  "Community in Action '' Golden Ear by Earshot Jazz in April 2021.

During these hard times for live music she has also been invited to participate in many live streamed series and online concerts by Earshot, Jazz At Lincoln Center, KNKX, Big BLDG,  Vito's, Orcas Center of the Arts, Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Bellevue Jazz Festival, South Hudson Music Project and JazzEd.

She is currently piano professor at the historic institution Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Her eclectic musical personality has brought her to share stage with some of the finest musicians beyond jazz such as Brittany Davis, Divinity Roxx, Queen Cora or Celisse.

Albero was the resident artist of the 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival where she sold out all of the four different concerts she premiered. In spring 2022 she was awarded with two Golden Ear awards, "PNW Concert of the Year" (Marina Albero featuring Ganesh Rajagopalan) and Acoustic ensemble of the year" (Marina Albero Trio).

In 2022, Albero was invited to curate three nights at the new concert series held at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Seattle under the umbrella of Nonsequitur, a space for new music and avantgarde performers.

This last spring 2023 she was again voted and awarded as "PNW Instrumentalist of the year" as well as "PNW Concert of the year" for "Don't explain" with Jacqueline Tabor.

In 2021, Albero joined the illustrious Cornish College of the Arts as piano professor.

Marina is also a generative coach certified by the ICF.

Press Links

Jazz times (October 2021)

Earshot Jazz Festival review

Seattle Met

Earshot Jazz 2019

Chris Spector

"A life Soundtrack" review

The New York Times Magazine (April 2020)

About "The Quarantine Sessions"

Seattle Times

"The Quarantine Sessions"

Billboard Magazine

"The Quarantine Sessions"

All about Jazz

"A life Soundtrack" review

Jazz Weelky

"A life Soundatrck" review

South Seattle Emerald

Concert Review "Marindia"

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Marina Albero by Jim Levitt