Pianist Marina Albero started playing music on stages as a child with her family while they toured all
around the world performing Iberian traditional and early music.
In her early years she studied in Barcelona’s Conservatory (El Bruc) and later in La Havana (ISA), where she finished her classical piano degree with the great professor and pianist Mrs. Teresa Junco.
Since moving to Seattle in 2014, Marina has been piano chair at Teatro Zinzanni, and has been invited to present her music at the Ballard Jazz Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival and 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 starts the emergency musical project “The Quarantine Sessions” as a response to all the cancelations due to the COVID19 outbreak.
It is drawing lots of interest from the press and participation from the online musical community. TQS has been awarded "Community in Action" Golden Ear by Earshot Jazz in April 2021.
She is currently piano professor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
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).
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.
She performed previoously at Chez Hanny with Marina Albero with Rebecca Kleinmann.
Giulio Xavier Cetto is an acoustic and electric bassist
currently living in San Francisco, California. Raised in a musical
family, he has played music all of his life. Giulio performs nationally
and internationally. He teaches master classes and private lessons and
for the past 4 years has been faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
Giulio has performed with Grammy award winning artists such as Lawrence
Hobgood, Johnathan Hoard, Fantastic Negrito and Thomas Pridgen.
Giulio’s recordings include several albums with artists such as Aaron
Janik, Javier Santiago, Justin Rock, Omree Gal-Oz, Arlyn Anderson,
Spellling, and Kev Choice. He has also shared the stage with Dayna
Stephens, Theo Croker, Eric Lewis, Johnny O’Neal, Kassa Overall,
Yosvany Terry, Eric Harland, Ben Wendel, Eric Reed, The Le
Boeuf Brothers, Steve Turre, Carl Allen, Vincent
Herring, James Carter, Matt Clark, Roy McCurdy, Matt Wilson, Joe
Gilman, Stacy Dillard, Eric Wyatt, Akira Tana, Faye Carol, Ernie Watts,
Warren Wolf, and Joel Ross.
He has performed at Chez Hanny with the Jacam
Manricks Quartet, Jacam Manricks/Giulio Cetto/Mike Quigg/Justin
Rock, and Marrs/Cherner/Cetto.