MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE  & THE CECIL HARLEM PRESENTS

SKETCHES OF SPAIN

JUNE 8TH, 2022 || JUNE 22, 2022 

1st SET 7:30PM || 2nd SET 9:30

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM

ABOUT “SKETCHES OF SPAIN” SERIES

An evening that continues to honor Miles Davis who was introduced to Flamenco dancing by his first wife and became a huge fan of Spanish culture, Flamenco dancing, Spanish food – paella and Sangria. The end result was his 1960 celebrated album “Sketches in Spain!” 

The Cecil Harlem is proud to celebrate this cultural partnership with a one of a kind evening celebrating, Miles, Music, Amazing Food and Flamenco dancing with musical performances. 

ABOUT ALBERT ALABEDRA’S FLAMENCO FUSION QUARTET

A NATIVE OF BARCELONA, SPAIN, ALBERT HAS SELF-TAUGHT GUITAR SINCE THE AGE OF 14. ALBERT WAS EXPOSED TO FLAMENCO AT AN EARLY AGE, WITH A MOTHER FROM CÓRDOBA AND GRANDPARENTS FROM SEVILLA, THE SOUTHERN SPANISH PROVINCE OF ANDALUCÍA WHERE FLAMENCO ORIGINATED. IN ADDITION TO THE TRADITIONAL FLAMENCO, POPULAR THROUGHOUT SPAIN, ALBERT GREW UP WITH THE GLOBAL INFLUENCES CHARACTERISTIC OF COSMOPOLITAN BARCELONA, ESPECIALLY THE RUMBA CATALANA.

Later formally trained in classical and electric guitar and then in jazz and flamenco, Albert has used his versatile repertoire to create his own his unique “fusion” style. His musical career consists of performances with various pop, rock, jazz, funk, acoustic, and flamenco bands throughout Spain and New York.

From 2008, under his nickname “Alberto el Mamífero”, he started his project fusing flamenco with jazz and world music.

Currently residing in New York, Albert is performing throughout the city in public and private events, including regular gigs at The 55 Bar, The Cecil Harlem, Rockwood Music Hall, Shapeshifter Lab, and Aire Ancient Baths. Recent notable events include the first Flamenco Fusion Festival in the US at Cornelia Street Café, Harlem Eatup Festival, The New York Ethnic Music Festival and The New York City Multicultural Festival.

His latest accomplishments include a new CD recording at THI Studios in Brooklyn with mastering legend Robert Honablue (Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Barbara Streisand, Carlos Santana). Albert is working now on a new album produced by Bob DiGiacomo featuring Noemi Perez and Auxi Fernandez with the virtuoso percussionist Richie Flores as co-producer.

Albert regularly performs with other renowned musicians; including Noemí Perez, Auxí Fernández, Richie Flores, Alba Marba, John Doing, Bob DiGiacomo, Bárbara Martínez, Ernesto Llorens, Eden Bareket, Xianix Barrera, Paloma de Vega and internationally acclaimed saxophonist Melissa Aldana.

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