Alberto was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1990 into a family of musicians. From an early age he showed great interest in percussion. Access to the Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas de G. C. and after four years he finished his Professional Degree in Classical Percussion with teachers such as David Hernández, Ximo Martínez and Lincoln Barceló, where he got outstanding results.

In 2015 he finishes his Bachelor of Arts degree in the speciality of "Jazz Percussion" at the "Hochschule für Musik Basel" which ends in just two years with the highest marks with teachers such as Julio Barreto, Jorge Rossy or Malcolm Braff. In recent years, Alberto has attended numerous Master class and international courses with musicians such as Peter Erskine, Enmanuel Séjourné, Fred Frith, Horacio "el negro" Hernandez or Gary Burton. In 2017 he finished a "Master of Arts in Musikpädagogik und Jazz Percussion" in the "Hochschule für Musik Basel" with professors such as Malcolm Braff, Guillermo Klein and Jeff Ballard, he finishes in an extraordinary and outstanding way.

Alberto plays on international stages (Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, etc.), such as the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, Kaserne Basel, Teatro Pérez Galdós, Europa-park, EXPO-MILANO 2015, Südtirol jazz festival, Bejazz, Basel Off Beat Jazz Festival, Auvenier Jazz Festival, Jazz Onze Lausanne, where he has shared the stage with international artists such as Jorge Rossy, Adrian Mears, Guillermo Klein, Wolfgang Muthspiel or Marc Turner.

At the moment Alberto works as teacher at Musikschule Lörrach and Jazzcampus Basel. He is playing as a sideman with many projects, including: "Manu Hagmann's Choice", "Picason", "La Nefera", "Son Alarde", "Café Da Manha", etc. He also directs and composes for his personal projects, "La Clave", "Alberto García Trío", "4 Esquinas" and "Tribal".

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