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Albert Vila was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, where he started his musical studies at the Taller de musics, with Andy Rossety and J.Luis Gamez. He then continued to study Jazz Guitar at the Amsterdam Conservatorium in the Netherlands. There, he studied with Jesse van Ruller, his main teacher for five years. He also attended workshops from other great jazz artist such as J.Scofield, Danilo Perez, Richard Bona, J. Dejohnette, K.Rosenwinkel, M.Stern Meanwhile, Albert Vila developed a talent in composing. In 2004, he was awarded with the first prize for Best Composition in the Dutch Jazz competition for his original Gym-jam. In 2005, he studied at the Manhattan School of music in New York with Rodney Jones, . In the summer of 2006 he decided to move back to his homeground Barcelona, to start a new project the Albert Vila Quintet. With this quintet, he won in Donosti Debajazz contest in 2007. In the autumn of 2007, Fresh Sound Records has released the debut album of the Albert Vila Quintet Foreground Music. Foreground Music has ten original songs, written by Albert Vila.

Lineup

Albert Vila (ES) - guitar

Robert Menzel - sax

Andreas Lang (DK) - bass

Benni Wellenbeck - drums

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