Marina Albero with Rebecca Kleinmann

“A life soundtrack”

Pianist Marina Albero's music describes her journey as a human being. It is a personal one but also filled by universal experiences such as joy, sorrow, celebration, love and all the things that connect us to each other. Born on the Mediterranean Sea and raised around the world touring with her musical family, Albero blends early music melodies with flamenco rhythms, Cuban tumbao with jazz harmonies, and classical improvisation in a natural way that flows through her fingers.

Marina burst onto the Seattle jazz scene in 2016 and since that time she has energized the scene with her quartet, and in duo and solo piano performance. Her style reflects her musical journey that began with touring the world at age 12 with her musical family, to her teen years spent studying in Cuba, to her association with flamenco forms in Spain. The listener can hear a world of music in her playing, from jazz, to classical, to flamenco, and undeniably, the afro cuban rhythms that are so foundational in jazz music. Her music and playing has been recognized by the musical community and she has been awarded by Earshot Jazz as emerging artist of the year 2018.

Her latest project “A life soundtrack” will be self released in October 2019.

Rebecca Kleinmann is an acclaimed flutist, singer, and composer with a twenty year professional career marked by diversity and improvisation.

Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rebecca began improvising on flute in a Gospel Church while also playing in the city’s Youth Symphony. In 2000, she won the National Flute Association’s Jazz competition with the performance of an original composition. She studied with David Baker at the acclaimed Indiana University School of Music where she graduated with degrees in Jazz and Spanish. She then traveled extensively to immerse herself in the cultures of Flamenco, Tango and Brazilian Music.

Rebecca produced her first album “Raio de Sol” in 2005 including co-written music with legendary musician Hermeto Pascoal, and performances by Grammy artists Airto Moreira and Jovino Santos Neto.