8:15-9:45pm: TANGO MUSIC FOR IMPROVISERS! with LIVE MUSIC by Emilio Solla, piano and Pablo Aslan, bass
$15 general/$10 seniors/students with ID; (free for students currently enrolled in CMC Tango Music Ensemble) Cash at door or advanced tickets at Evenbrite:
All levels. Experience tango music in an intuitive way, away from scores and arrangements. Learn how tango musicians interact in spontaneous interpretation of classic pieces. Improvise over Piazzolla’s fiery rhythms, or indulge your melodic expressiveness over a responsive, flexible beat. Whether you are a curious classical musician, an adventurous folkie, or a searching jazzer, playing tango can bring a new element of attention and interaction into your musical world. All levels! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms
Taught by Latin Grammy winner bassist / producer Pablo Aslan “We’re in a golden age of jazz-tango fusion, and bassist Pablo Aslan is one of the main reasons. (…) His pulsing lines are the heartbeat of a new music.” JAZZIZ and Grammy nominated pianist / composer/bandleader Emilio Solla “The virile throb of Astor Piazzolla was omnipresent in Solla’s stately pulse” New York Times
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away
More info on the artists:
Grammy Nominated Argentina born and NY based pianist & composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York. He continued to study composition, arranging, counterpoint, improvisation and conducting in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and New York. His first band, Apertura, was praised by Astor Piazzolla himself as one of the most interesting new sounds in the Buenos Aires scene in 1986. He has composed for, arranged for and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo Aslan, Cristina Pato and many others. His album Second Half was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. He continues to tour with his many projects, from duos to symphony orchestras, and is an active freelance arranger and composer in the demanding NY music scene. He is currently a Faculty Member at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and has given clinics in Jazz Composition at Emory University, Bates College, Gothenburg Music School (Sweden), Jazz & Pop Conservatory (Helsinki, Finland).
Argentine-born Pablo Aslan is in demand for his skills as a producer, bassist, and educator, and for his knowledge of traditional and contemporary tango. His most recent album as a leader is Piazzolla in Brooklyn (Soundbrush Records), a tribute to the late Nuevo Tango master. His previous CD, Tango Grill (Zoho Music), was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album and a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. Currently he is a member of the Glass House Orchestra, a multinational ensemble that performs in Europe and North America, and the Astoria Tango Orchestra. He plays regularly with small ensembles in the New York City area, including a three year ongoing residence at Zinc Bar with Grammy nominee Emilio Solla. Aslan has performed and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Shakira, Lalo Schifrin, Denyce Graves, Osvaldo Golijov, Pablo Ziegler, Frank London, the New World Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. He has produced over a dozen albums for the Soundbrush label, including the 2007 Latin Grammy Winner Te Amo Tango by Uruguayan bandoneonist Raul Jaurena. An active researcher and educator, he has produced educational programs for Lincoln Center Institute, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, and Arts Connection in NYC, and lectured and taught at several universities throughout the US, including Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. He served as the Artistic Director of the Reed Tango Music Institute in 2013-14 and is currently Featured Artist at the Indiana University Tangueros Conference.
Coaching’s and private lessons with the Maestros are available.
For info, scheduling and booking, please contact Sonja Riket at 415.661.1852 landline or email@example.com