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Alexandra Cabanilla

Born: October 10, 1988    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Alexandra Cabanilla

Only 21 years old, Alexandra Cabanilla, has become one of the most important contemporary and jazz music exponents in her native country: Ecuador. Winner of several and important festivals, Ecuadorian Youth Symphonic Orchestra’s scholarship, Ecuadorian National Conservatory and IMC (San Francisco de Quito University--Berklee College of Music Articulation Program) have recognize her talent during the last years.

Soloist, with the Ecuadorian National Music Conservatory’s Big Band and Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s Big Band for 3 years. Winner of the contest “U.S. Jazz Envoy”, sponsored by United States Embassy in Ecuador, and traveled to the U.S. to perform in different venues within this program. More than 100 shows and events with different projects including; Alexandra Cabanilla’s Quintet, Amante A La Antigua (musical), Solo Vox, Nueva Voz Del Pasillo, Bicentenario Luz de Quito, Vientos de Revoulución, etc....
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Pasional (Passionate), Alexandra Cabanilla’s first album, unites two different yet vital influences in her career: traditional Ecuadorian music and jazz. Musicians from all around the world have contributed with their talent and hard work for the accomplishment of this project. Its main goal is to develop an interpretation of Ecuadorian music from an external perspective, unfamiliar with its social environment and cultural influences. The result is a fascinating mixture of sounds with a vast artistic contribution discovering the most delicate and charming melodies in Ecuador’s tradition.

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Pasional (2009)

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