Leuven Jazz op zondag : Albert Vila Trio
Free weekly jazz concert in STUKcafé - this week's concert is part of Leuven Jazz
Albert Vila began his musical studies at the Taller de Music" 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, his teachers including 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.