• Albert Zamora

  • Sat, 10/12/2019 at 9:00 pm
  • Levitt Pavilion Arlington
    100 W Abram St
    76010 Arlington
Albert Zamora - Levitt Pavilion Arlington - Arlington

With the ever-expanding sound of conjunto music, it might not be too unusual to hear an accordionist talk about melding the accordion styles of Paulino Bernal, Steve Jordan, Ramon Ayala, Mingo Saldivar and Tony De La Rosa. But spice up that tradition with the funk/punk/rock gyrations of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the metallic rage of Guns N’ Roses, and you’ve got a sound that speaks directly about one individual – Albert Zamora. As a singer, songwriter and accordionist from Corpus Christi, Albert has found the key to creating a style that is exciting, youthful and powerfully defiant. Over the years, Albert and his progressive conjunto group, Talento, have been driving audiences into dancing frenzies with his explosive accordion playing and the group’s ability to interact with the crowd. The hard funk polyrhythm of Albert’s accordion and his distinctly melodic songwriting that make their sound instantly recognizable. Albert Zamora made his presence known in the conjunto world with the first hit single, “La Prieta Casada,” which showcases Zamora’s explosive skills on the accordion. His 2009 album, Heir to the Throne, was nominated for a Best Tejano Album Grammy Award. Presented by NEA/ArtWorks