Albert Bover

Department of Jazz, Flamenco, Popular and Traditional Catalan Music

Piano jazz IP
Improvisació i acompanyament del jazz

Trained musically between Barcelona and New York, he is one of the most representative instrumentalists of our jazz scene.


Classical piano studies with Albert Giménez and Ángel Soler. Jazz studies at the New School in New York with Jackie Byard, Kenny Werner, Fred Hersch, Quest seminars, Jack Walrath, Bob Moses, Kenny Wheeler, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton private lessons with Sophia Rosoff since 2004, and with Ethan Iverson, Barry Harris, Sal Mosca, Ralph Alessi, Bruce Barth, Frank Kimbrough and Miles Okazaki.
Higher degree in the specialty of jazz piano and modern music performer (ESMUC)


He has recorded as a leader in trio, duo (with Horacio Fumero, Marco Mezquida and Cristina Vilallonga), and solo: 1997 Duet(Fresh Sound); 1998 Albert Bover Trio Live In Jamboree (Mas i Mas Records); 1999 Old Bottle, New Wine (Satchmo); 2001 Esmuc Blues (Satchmo); 2008 Albert Bover & Horacio Fumero Caminhos Cruzados (Karonte); 2012 Bilbon Bizi-Bizian (Moskito Records).
More than 30 recordings as a collaborator on records by Perico Sambeat, Gorka Benítez, Chris Kase, Bruce Arkin, Bob Sands, Xavi Maureta, Toni Vaquer and the Voodoo Kids, Gary Willis, Eladio Reinón, José Carlos Suárez, etc.


  • Prize for the best pianist for the AMMJ in 2002

  • Prize Altaveu for the record Esmuc blues

  • Prize Juventud by the Asociación cultural de Música y Jazz de San Juan Evangelista de Madrid


He has given concerts and recitals at various jazz festivals in Europe, Japan, Morocco, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States, and many performances on television programs.

He has been the composer and performer of the soundtrack of Tren de sombras (José Luis Guerín), musical director of the program Paral·lel in Canal 33 (1998-1999) and of the SGAE Composition Competition (1993, 1994).

Steinway artist since March 2007.


Professor at the Taller de Músics (1986-1991), at ESMUC since 2002 and at the Liceu Superior Conservatory since 2011, he has given masterclasses in France, Chile, Uruguay, Portugal and Spain and was a teacher at the international meeting of 'jazz schools from 1997 in Cologne.