Caffè Musica presents Albanie Falletta, Abigail Gilbert, and Serena Domínguez in this month's Emerging Artist Showcase: Friday, June 30th - 6:30 - 9:30pm, no cover: Join us in welcoming these three wonderfully talented and accomplished young female performers.
Albanie Falletta is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. In her formative years she was exposed to the local music of Louisiana: the sounds of cajun, zydeco, blues and gospel musics at festivals and backyard parties.
At the age of nine, Albanie began taking guitar lessons and developing an interest in acoustic-roots and electric blues, punk rock, and hair metal. She developed a love of early American Jazz as a freshman in high school when she was exposed to the Parisian Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt. The recordings of Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and other jazz greats helped her develop a feel for swing. She soon performed alongside mentors and players in Austin where she lived after high school. Albanie currently lives New Orleans where she performs with various traditional jazz and swing ensembles. She also performs as a soloist featuring her original songs.
Serena Domínguez grew up in Cataluña, Spain, surrounded by a family of musicians and artists. Singing has always been an enormous part of her life. She started learning classical guitar at the age of seven and studied at a music school in Barcelona. She has been exposed to many styles of music such as flamenco, rock and jazz. She writes original music and loves playing covers of her favorite songs.
Abigail Gilbert is an accomplished eighteen-year-old classical guitarist from Edmonds, Washington. She has performed a wide variety of Spanish, Latin American, and European music in small venues in the Seattle area, as well as in the grand cathedrals of Spain.