Alberto was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria into a family of musicians. From a very early age he showed great interest in percussion. He studied at the Conservatory of Music in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and after four years he finished his Professional Degree in Classical Percussion with distinction.

 

In 2015 he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Percussion at the Hochschule für Musik Basel, which he completed in just two years with the highest grades. In 2017 he finished his Master of Arts in Musikpädagogik und Jazz Percussion at the Hochschule für Musik Basel with distinction.

 

Alberto has performed on international stages such as the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Kaserne Basel, Teatro Pérez Galdós, Jamboree, Expo-Milano 2015, Südtirol jazz festival, Bejazz, Basel Off Beat Jazz Festival, Auvenier Jazz Festival and Jazz Onze Lausanne among others, where he has shared the stage with international artists such as Jorge Rossy, Adrian Mears, Adam Rapa, Guillermo Klein, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Jeff Ballard or Marc Turner. He has recorded with musicians such as Gerson Galván, Rayko Leon, Roberto Koch, Oliver Pellet, Juan Munguia, Gerry López, Guillermo Klein and Aydin Essen to name a few.

 

Besides his activity as a musician, Alberto works as a teacher at the "Konservatorium Winterthur" and at the "Jazzcampus Basel". He composes, conducts and produces for his personal projects, "Alberto García Trío", "4 Esquinas", "Alberto García" and "Tribal". On his latest album, Alberto is joined by drummer Jeff Ballard.

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