Lyzbeth Badaraco, former student of the Master’s program at the Liceu Conservatory’s Higher Education Center, has made her recording debut as a leader this 2018, with an album in which prestigious figures of Latin American jazz has collaborated.
‘93’ is the title of the album she recorded accompanied by her quartet at the Audiovision studios in Bogotá (Colombia), and it also had the collaboration of the renowned saxophone player Antonio Arnedo. It is noteworthy that it was produced by the Grammy Latinos pre-nominated guitarist Santiago Sandoval, who was also a Master’s student at the Liceu Conservatory (in his case, thanks to a scholarship given by Fundación Carolina Abertis). Moreover, 93 was recorded by Stefano Pizzaia and mastered by Carlos Freitas in Classic Master.
The young pianist from Guayaquil studied a Master’s Program in Jazz and Modern Music Performance in 2015 under the guidance of our professors Marco Mezquida and Albert Bover. Her project as a leader, Lysbeth Badaraco Quartet, had been created two years before and, since then, it has been presented in Barcelona and in the capitals of Ecuador, Panama and Colombia (on her return to America when she finished her studies). It is a contemporary jazz band specialized in original compositions that is also inspired by the Latin American melodic and rhythmic tradition, always with a jazz basis.
Lyzbeth Badaraco will internationally premiere 93 soon in different American and European cities.