MO | 03.04.2017 | 20:30 UHR

CD-Release “The Unquiet Sky”

Albert Vila began his musical studies at the “Taller de Musics” Barcelona, where he studied with Andy Rossety and J. Luis Gamez. In 1999 he was accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam and followed   the „jazz guitar performance“ program, there he had the opportunity to study with Jesse Van Ruller. In 2004 he was awarded with the first prize in the Dutch Jazz Competition for his composition ”Gym Jam“. The following year the conservatory gave him a scholarship to join the graduate program at the prestigious „Manhattan School of Music“ in New York, where he lessons from: Rodney Jones, Dave Liebman and Phil Markowitz. In 2007 after completing his post graduate studies he  decided to return to his hometown, Barcelona. Once in Barcelona he decided to lead a new project: Albert Vila quintet, with this group in 2007 won the national competition in Donosti ”Debajazz”, and is in the same year that the record label Fresh Sound New Talent released his debut album „Foreground music“.

In February of 2016 he releases his most recent  record “The Unquiet Sky” recorded in NY and featuring some of the most original voices in the nowadays jazz scene: Aaron Parks on piano , Doug Weiss on bass  and Jeff Ballard on drums.

Albert Vila – guitar and compositions
Pablo Held  – piano
Robert Landfermann – bass
Fabian Arends – drums