Despite his young age Alberto Miranda already boasts a career more than two decades long. Born in Cuba in 1985, Alberto has paid his musical dues, sharing the stage with such legends as Jose Luis Cortes, Chucho Valdes, Omara Portuondo, Flora Lauten among others. As the bassist for the groundbreaking Cuban supergroup NG La Banda Alberto had the honor of recording the album Cubadisco award winner Mis 22 años.
Since immigrating to the United States in 2011 Alberto has continued to grow and expand his musical vision focusing on the meeting point between acoustic and electronic music within both jazz and Afro Cuban worlds. EVOLUXION offers a sound pallet filled with Alberto’s soulful bass work and original compositions supported by a cast of NYC’s brightest stars including Felipe Lamoglia, Kali Rodriguez, Alejandro Enrique, Noah Rott, Frank Didiano among others. using cutting-edge looping technology, ALBERTO always shines both on original compositions for solo bass as well as providing low-end support with his band. In its debut album Special Period, EVOLUXION presents two sides of Alberto’s musical psyche: on one hand, it encompasses the 90’s in Cuba, when, as a child, he lived in nationwide poverty where the most basic needs became a luxury forcing everyone to be inventive and persevering in order to survive. Alberto found solace practicing by candlelight amidst daily electrical blackouts. On the other hand, Special Period communicates the struggle of an immigrant trying to reinvent himself at the gates of a new world.
In the second album Electroba, EVOLUXION attempts to answer inquiries concerning the nature and values in Cuban musical practices combining technology, sound design, and the driving force behind the passion for the music we make and the audience we make it for. For the last years, Alberto has been tackling these issues in its characteristically piecemeal approach and has revived interest in questions about the ontological nature of Cuban musical works, the experience of its own identity’s musical expressiveness, and its artistic value. Afro Cuban Electronic Jazz is coming from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. What connects it is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to something that shapes a musical idea.
A true virtuoso, Alberto has traveled the world sharing his talents across a wide spectrum of musical genres, bringing a deep sense of musicality and technical mastery to his instrument and his music. As a composer and arranger, Alberto draws from his knowledge of Cuban traditional music as well as explorations into Jazz, R&B, Soul, Brazilian, and Pop music. Throughout all of these styles, Alberto’s voice is singular, unique, clear, and beautiful. Already on the vanguard of modern electric bass playing, Alberto’s star is sure to rise.