Catalan pianist Albert Marquès is in town from his residency in New York with a contemporary, Latino and highly rhythmic repertoire. Marquès has lived outside his native home for years. First he was in Paris, where he played with big musicians on the French scene such as Pierre Perchaud and Rémi Vignolo. In his third and last year in Paris, he played with minimalist Leon Parker's quartet. Since 2011 he's been living in New York, where he plays with his mentor Arturo O'Farrill. Marquès has performed in Birdland, Blue Note, Stone, Fat Cat, Duc des Lombards, Jamboree, and a long list of clubs and festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, including the legendary Montreal Jazz Festival. He's released three albums under his name and has worked on numerous other projects as a sideman in Spain, France and the USA with such musicians as Nir Felder, Gilad Hekselman and Ari Hoenig.