Alejandro has released two albums as solo artist: Déjame Ser (2006) and Superheroes (2009). In 2006, he was nominated as best new artist in the Shock music awards.  During the last couple of years Alejandro has explored ways of translating the Vallenato accordion repertoire to the piano. The result of this exploration is the unique sound of the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective that has been described as “The best new Vallenato from Colombia” by HJCK´s journalist Andrea Baquero. The band has become one of the most relevant Colombian music projects in NYC. Playing regularly at Barbes, Terraza7, LPR and participating in the most important Colombian music events such as: El Encuentro and Independence day celebration at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Alejandro’s other main interest is the idiom of improvised music. Often joined by very talented musicians from the NYC scene, he explores this language drawing inspiration from diverse sources. His own compositions, Afro-Colombian rhythms, avant-garde Jazz, free improvisation and live electronic music serve as starting points for his explorations. He has been developing an electronic interface to process the piano by the hand of Dafna Naphtali one of New York’s most relevant voices on the electronic music scene. 

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