Albert Vila Quartet


Albert Vila - guitar
Dominik Wania- piano
Alan Wykpisz - bass
Dawid Fortuna - drums

niedziela, 22 luty, 2015 - 21:00
20/15 PLN

Albert Vila is one of the best guitarist of the new generations in Spain, he has won several prices in: Spain , Holland and lately he was awarded in Belgium for one of his compositions with the first price at the Jazz Hoeilaart 2012. 

Albert started his musical studies at the ‘Taller de musics (Barcelona) , with Andy Rossety and J.Luis Gamez. He then continued to study Jazz Guitar at the Amsterdam Conservatorium where he studied with Jesse Van Ruller. In 2004 he was awarded with the first prize for Best Composition in the Dutch Jazz competition, while in 2005 he studied at the Manhattan School of music in New York with Rodney Jones. In the summer of 2006 he decided to move back to his hometown Barcelona, to start a new project: the Albert Vila Quintet. With this quintet, he won in Donosti “Debajazz contest” in 2007 and in the same year the Fresh Sound Records released the debut album of the Albert Vila Quintet: “Foreground Music”. In 2011 released his second album called “Tactile” and includes seven new songs. In 2012 his new trio CD “Standards” comes out, featuring: Jorge Rossy on drums and Reinier Elizarde on bass. In 2014 recorded in New York his new album next to Jeff Ballard , Aaron Parks and Doug Weiss, the album will be released in 2015.

“Few seconds into the opening track showed me that there is an original voice here that has new things to say on the “American Songbook” of jazz standards” - Jazz guitar society - Doug Perkins.