Born in Havana, Cuba, nothing is as clear as a life Full of music.
After arriving in U.S. shores, and receiving a classical music degree from the University of Miami, Albert Sterling Menendez launched a performance schedule with a diverse roster of artists such as Simply Red, Shakira, Janet Jackson, George Benson, Alejandro Sanz (Musical Director) Dido (Musical Director), Jamiroquai, Chayanne, Roy Ayers, George Benson, La India, Luther Vandross, Roberto Carlos and Peter Tosh among others.
After relocating to NYC, the experience of touring and recording with many of these artists introduced the songwriting and production style that is now Sterling Blue Music Productions.
Albert has written and produced tracks for Martine McCutcheon (Virgin U.K.), Cabas (EMI),Masters at Work (Tommy Boy), Elements of Life (Vega Records) Nil Lara (Capitol) S Yume (Sony Japan) Grant Green Jr. (Jazzateria) Shakira (Sony) Raul Midon (Blue Note),Huey Dunbar (Sony Discos) ,Luisito Quintero (BBE) Kandia Crazy Horse (BlueBilly) Fanatix(BBE).as well as his own creations, Aural (Soundmen on Wax) and Sterling Ensemble (Soul Heaven/Defected Records).
As the founder of the Sterling Blue Music label, he has created a diverse catalog releasing dance and electronic music that led to his signing to Ultra Publishing, as well as a partnership with The Underground Collective for its distribution.
The label now going strong in its 7th year , has received global support from top Dj’s , clubs, parties and promoters, with distribution deals in Europe, Japan and Latin America. boasting a roster that includes Frankie Feliciano , Pete Simpson, Mr. V, Christian Prommer, Rhemi , Aaron Ross, Jon Secada , Ian Friday, Sara Devine, Nick Moss, Donna Allen, Marlon D and many others.
With the support of respected names in the community that continue to call upon the “Sterling” sound, creators and artists including Mana’, Louie Vega, Pharell Williams, Salaam Rhemi, Jennifer Lopez, David Morales, Alejandra Guzman, Ricky Martin, Blaze, and Myrah Carey, have allowed the privilege to record in many of their albums.