Alba Careta Group

Alba Careta – trumpet and vocal 
Lucas Martínez – tenor saxophone 
Roger Santacana - piano 
Giuseppe Campisi – double bass 
Josep Cordobés – drums 

Alba Carreta (trumpet, vocals) was born in Avignon (Spain) in 1995. She studied in The Hague, Barcelona and Amsterdam, where she obtained her master's degree in jazz trumpet, before returning to Catalonia. During and after her studies, she performed with numerous orchestras (Netherlands Student Jazz Orchestra, JM Jazz World Orchestra, BvR Flamenco Big Band, Balkan Paradise Orchestra...), and collaborated with more experienced jazz and flamenco artists (Ben Wendel, Carles Benavent... .). Apart from her group, she is active in various other projects, including the quintet Ulls Clucs, Rodrigo Laviña y su Combo, a duo with her brother Santi, as well as The Orquestra de Músiques d'Arrel de Catalunya.  

So far, she has released three albums as a leader. Her debut recording Origins (2018), was declared the jazz album of the year in the Catalan-speaking area in a poll by Enderrock magazine. Both critics and audiences praised her next album Alades (2020), when she presented it as part of the European showcase at the Jazzahead! fair, as well as festivals in San Sebastian and Saalfelden, among others. Earlier this year, she released her third album Teia, with six original tracks and two covers of well-known so-called Catalan New Songs (La Nova Cançó).

One of the most intriguing young artists in Europe, Caretta singles out Ambrose Akinmusire as her biggest role model (she dedicated her graduation song to him), showing that she feels comfortable going on a knife-edge in jazz. But it is even more impressive when she explores her heritage, such as the works of singer-songwriter Louis Llach, by including several of his songs in her concert set list.

Support: Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Music and Performing Arts, 2023, co-organized by Instituto Cervantes and INAEM [the National Institute of Music and Performing Arts], Ministry of Culture and Sport of Spain, as part of the plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience - financed by the European Union -