Guitarist Álvaro Imperial is currently residing in Barcelona, where he is finishing his higher music studies at the Taller de Músics, which he combines with his professional activity in different formations. This Murcian musician began his specialization in jazz in his hometown.
Over the years, he has had the opportunity to learn from musicians such as Michael Lauren, Albert Vila, Jorge Pardo, Ramón Cardo or Ernesto Aurignac and has participated in different workshops such as the Spring Meeting at Sedajazz, Valencia.
In 2013 he began his studies in Berlin with guitarist Giorgio Crobu. Until 2016, he actively participated in the Berlin jazz scene, taking part in numerous projects, both his own and with other musicians, and taking advantage of the city’s artistic scene.
Later, he made a musical training stay in New York for three months (2017). In this city, the capital of jazz, he shared experiences and creations with other American musicians or those living in New York, participating in a unique musical and artistic dialogue. In addition, he has been able to delve into his training by studying with musicians of the stature of Peter Bernstein or Barry Harris.
He is part of the volume Jazz in Spain: Musicians, festivals and venues, edited by EdictOràlia llibres i publicacions (2018).
El crítico José Antonio García López escribió en la revista de Jazz online TomThe critic José Antonio García López wrote in the online Jazz magazine Tomajazz the review titled “Jazz with guts”, where you could read: “Effort and work seem more important to me, especially if we think of the artistic journey of someone who is betting, with dedication and perseverance, to create a place for itself in music and specifically in Jazz”.