Alba Esteban presented her first album as a singer on June 21 at Jamboree Jazz & Dance Club in Barcelona, accompanied by maestro Joan Chamorro and his quartet with Joan Monné (piano), Giuseppe Campisi (double bass) and Arnau Julià (drums).
This is the eighteenth album in the collection that the founder and director of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band (SAJB) has produced since he began this recording project to promote the musical careers of young performers such as Andrea Motis (2010), Magalí Datzira (2014), Èlia Bastida (2017) or Marçal Perramon (2020), among others.
Alba Esteban is a saxophone lover – she plays them all: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone –, clarinettist and vocalist.
After being part of the SAJB for twelve years, performing at the main festivals at home and abroad, as well as recording more than thirty CDs as a sidewoman –including "La Magia de la Voz & Jazz Ensemble" (2016)–, Alba Esteban signs a work in which she shines for her lyricism, her creative capacity and her musical taste.
It's been a while since the singer decided that her voice would be baritone. In fact, her style is influenced by the great baritone saxophones she admires: the aforementioned Mulligan, Harrie Carney, Pepper Adams and Serge Chaloff. As a singer, Alba Esteban makes her instrument sound melodic, both from a timbre point of view and when she does solos.