Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla
by Escalandrum

Saturday, October 6 @ 5:30PM
Venue: Birdland (Manhattan)
Special Guest Paquito D'Rivera and Ute Lemper


Sunday, October 7 @ 3:00PM
Venue: LeFrak Concert Hall (Queens)
Presented in partnership with the
Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College

Presented with support from the
Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires,
Hernán Lombardi, Minister of Culture

Renowned Jazz sextet Escalandrum introduces its critically acclaimed album Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla to New York audiences, infusing the legendary Astor Piazzolla's classic New Tango compositions with the band's original Jazz sound.

The concerts are part of Escalandrum's "2012: The Year of Piazzolla" world tour to Milan, Rome, Paris, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Lisbon, Barcelona, Bogota, and Mexico City, among others. Led by Piazzola's grandson Daniel Piazzola, the concerts pay tribute to the great Astor on the 20th anniversary of his passing.

Don't miss this rare chance to experience two generations of Piazzolla musicianship at their best!

"The whole band led by bassist Mariano Sívori and drumer Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla, sounds like the symphony of a moving city: changes of beat, soft cadence of cool jazz, howling sounds of saxophones. The sextet conducted by his grandson moved away from that idea [of wanting to play and sound like Piazzolla] and tried to leave a mark: it sounds like the reinvention of Argentine jazz." - Gabriel Plaza – La Nación

About Escalandrum

Drums: Daniel ¨Pipi¨Piazzolla**Piano: Nicolás Guerschberg **Contrabass: Mariano Sívori**Tenor Sax: Damián Fogiel**Bass Clarinet and Baritone Sax: Martín Pantyrer**Alto Sax and Soprano Sax: Gustavo Musso

In 1999, Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla named his Jazz sextet Escalandrum – upon combining the word escalandrún (a type of shark that he used to fish with his father Daniel – a tradition started by his Grandfather Astor), and the English word drum.

That year, the band released its first album, Bar Los Amigos (Friends' Bar), which had a strong Latin Jazz influence. The second album, Estados Alterados (Altered States), was released in 2002 and Escalandrum was recognized as the Revelation Group by Argentina's main music award academy. In 2004, the third album, Sexteto en movimiento (Sextet in movement) was launched, further establishing Escalandrum as one of the best Argentine jazz bands known for its acoustic and personal sounds, that combine urban and folkloric rhythms with well known Jazz. The same year, The Konex Foundation ranked the band as one of the 100 most distinguished musicians of Argentine popular music of the decade.

The fourth album, Misterioso (Mysterious), released in 2006, had a modern sound and earned the band's recognition at the most eclectic festivals in Argentina and around the world. In 2007, Escalandrum represented Argentina at the Music's Market of VIC, Barcelona. In June 2008, the sextet released Visiones (Visions), an album that soon was considered a cornerstone of Argentine new jazz.

In 2011 Escalandrum released Piazzolla Plays Piazzola, an album that features music by the great Tango composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla in Jazz arrangements. After thriteen years of career, Escalandrum has played on Argentina's most prestigious stages, and over twenty countries around the world.


Importango is recording their first album.
to support the fundraising campaign!


Importango is Machiko Ozawa (violin), Octavio Brunetti (piano) and Adam Tully (guitar). They host 'Tango Thursdays' every Thursday Night at Pane e Vino in Brooklyn.

Every Thursday
Adam Tully, guitar
Machiko Ozawa, violin
Octavio Brunetti, piano

@Pane e Vino
174 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY (F or G Train to Bergen St)


High-grade music from Buenos Aires + 3-year cultural event in Brooklyn + legions of fans = great album!
Importango is Brookyln's tango band. Now, for the first time, we are recording a full-length album of our distinctive music.

This was born to host the weekly event 'Tango Thursdays' at the amazing Pane e Vino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. It's been an incredible three years during which we've formed a strong musical personality and a bond with our fans. Now we are finally listening to what they've been telling us all along: 'make an album!'

Teatro LaTea and Howling Moon Cab Company present

Tango Fever:
Sept 19 - Oct 7, 2012

a new play by Meri Wallace
choreographed by Valeria Solomonoff
directed by Jose Esquea

Starring Esteban Dominichini , Mariana Parma and Nelson Landrieu

with: Teresa Volgenau, Eduardo Goytia, Cecilia Saia, Ed Trucco, Sandra Maren Schneider, Evan Griffiths

What would you do to bring passion back into your life?
A story of love, seduction and infidelity, set in a tango studio.
The sensuality of the dance and the vicious relationships bring about unexpected complications for her and the other dancers.

TANGO FEVER will be performed Sept 19th - Oct 7th, 2012
Wed. - Sat. at 8pm
Sun at 4pm

Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
Lower East Side 107 Suffolk Street, NYC 10002
212 529 1948


212 868 4444



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