ALEX MERCADO

SOLO

“Pianist Alex Mercado is one of the finest jazz musicians that Mexico has produced.”

Bobby Reed (Downbeat)

Alex Mercado is back with his third record as a leader, to delight the audience with his new album “Refraction” distributed by Fonarte Latino, where he made his debut as a solo pianist. This album was recorded in New York the 10th of August 2015.

This time, the pianist decides to present 11 themes, including 9 compositions and 2 free improvisations. “Refraction” has been inspired by the scientific concept of Refraction of light, deliberately applied to the art and music, where the artist is the prism that absorbs the light of reality in order to transform it into a wide range of colors, sounds and shapes that will define the artwork.

An authentic material, in which Alex captured a great creativity in composition, and a total mastery in performance. An excellent combination between the contemporary classical world and jazz.

ABOUT

“Alex Mercado is a name to watch for.”

− L.A. JAZZ SCENE

“Having collaborated with the likes of Antonio Sanchez and Scott Colley, Mercado is more than ready to join them in the vanguard of today’s jazz world.”

Jazziz Magazine

“Pianist Alex Mercado is one of the finest jazz musicians that Mexico has produced.”

Bobby Reed (Downbeat)

“A pianist with outstanding technique and boundless imagination.”

La Jornada

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Release 2015

album-alex-refraction
Official Website: www.alejandromercado.com
Label: Independent
PUBLICITY REQUESTS: 
Monart Communications
contact@monartagency.com

Other Projects:

Alex Mercado TRIO – Paisajes 

Special Projects

Education Master Classes

Promo Material & Contract Tech Rider

English, Spanish and French

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LONG BIO


Alex Mercado is undoubtedly one of the best musicians that Mexico has produced
, a representative of the Mexican jazz scene, with a completely new and interesting musical proposal. Inspired in the nature and fabric of daily life, Alex transports us with his work towards a universe of majestic compositions and soundscapes.

The composer is back with his third record as a leader, to delight the audience with his new album “Refraction” distributed by Fonarte Latino, where he made his debut as a solo pianist. This album was recorded in New York the 10th of August 2015. This time, the pianist decides to present 11 themes, including 9 compositions and 2 free improvisations.

“Refraction” has been inspired by the scientific concept of Refraction of light, deliberately applied to the art and music, where the artist is the prism that absorbs the light of reality in order to transform it into a wide range of colors, sounds and shapes that will define the artwork. An authentic material, in which Alex captured a great creativity in composition, and a total mastery in performance. An excellent combination between the contemporary classical world and jazz.

In Mexico, Alex Mercado has filled with music some majestic places like Chichén Itza, arranging and performing the orchestral overture that opened Elton John’s concert, accompanied by Yucatan Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, he participated as arranger and composer in the album “México Azul” of Magos Herrera singer, recorded in New York by important musicians as John Patitucci, Adam Rogers, Tim Hagans and Luis Perdomo. Later his talent lead him to perform in Europe. In September 2015, Mexican jazz arrives to the Netherlands under the name of Alex Mercado, presenting his music at Flora Theatre in Delft and Jazz Festival in Der Gracht. A month later, he is invited to France to perform a solo piano concert in the prestigious France Amerique Institute and then closed this successful in the famous Sunset Sunside Jazz Club with Alex Mercado Trio, featuring the French bassist Nico Moreaux and renowned Belgian drummer Dre Pallamaerts.

Selected Discography

2017

PAISAJES

w/ Israel Cupich and Gabriel Puentes

2014

SYMBIOSIS

w/ Antonio Sánchez and Scott Colley

2012

THE WATCHER

w/ Aaron Cruz and Gabriel Puentes

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