Magic set the stage when Marina & Luis graced us with their musical mastery and Spanish passion earlier this year. Clearly, they felt the Bainbridge love because Luis is flying all the way back from Spain and serenade us once again.
Spanish musicians, Marina Albero and Luis Gallo are truly captivating performers. Albero’s piano and hammered dulcimer playing is an absolute celebration of life. Her spirited performances are intelligent, uplifting, and delightfully engrossing. Gallo is a creative flamenco player and composer that engages with the audience through his precise rhythms and passionate phrasing. Together they have crafted a unique repertoire of original and traditional sounds along with some jazz, Latin and flamenco standards. The evening will be lively and heartfelt.
Marina Albero, Bio
Based in Seattle since 2015, Marina Albero is a pianist, composer, and educator. Albero deftly draws on a lifetime of music tradition, from her native Barcelona in classical and early music as well as flamenco, to Cuba and Son Cubano, to American jazz. Her celebrated triple album “A life soundtrack” contains an all improvised volume called “Agua” of solo and duos with Hans Teuber as well as originals and jazz standards. Albero was the recipient of the Golden Ear Award as Emerging Artist of 2018 and she has been awarded as best instrumentalist and best record of 2019. In 2020 she started The Quarantine Sessions as a space for female artists to share and perform together during pandemic times; this initiative has been recently awarded with a Golden Ear “Community in Action” award. In 2021 she was the Resident Artist at the Earshot Jazz Festival where she presented four different concerts that received a great and warm response by the audience and critics. She has performed and recorded with renowned national and international artists such as Chano Dominguez, Jeff Johnson, Thomas Marriot, Ganesh Rajagopalan, Thomas Marriot, Charlie Porter, D’Vonne Lewis, Rizzo, Glen Velez, L’Arpeggiata, Carlos Saura and many others. Albero is currently piano professor at Cornish College of the Arts and adjunct faculty at Western Washington University.
Luis Gallo, Bio
On screen, you can hear Luis’ unique guitar skill in commercial television, documentaries for National Geographic, and in productions of the multi-Grammy award winning director and composer, Hans Zimmer. In addition to his personal musical accomplishments, Luis has been bestowed with several award nominations such as a Latin Grammy 2015, and a 2016 Danish World Music Award.
Gallo’s career has taken him touring worldwide for many guitar projects.
In shows, he shares a unique interaction with the audience, combining story-telling with a top notch, committed performance. His last project, “The Pathways of Guitar”, has been selected as one of the premier flamenco guitar shows exhibited in flamenco Festivals. Among his most popular selections are “Flamenco Viene del Sur” (Granada) or “Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar” (Sevilla) or the 300 years anniversary of Spain In U.S, where he also was cultural ambassador of the event in the city of San Antonio, Texas in 2018. Furthermore, Luis is guitar Ambassador for the famed Canadian guitar company, Godin Guitars. He performs as a Godin representative internationally as a Savarez Strings endorser, and conducts guitar clinics regularly.