Pablo Ziegler, modern Tango/Jazz Pianist and Composer, is showing his versatilify at Birdland July 12 – 16, with his Quartet of Hector Del Curto on Bandoneon, Pedro Giraudo on Bass, and Jisoo Ok on Cello, Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta.
This is a journey of Tango mixed with Classical overtones, the past with the contemporary, the need to redefine and renovate, joined by the incredible vocal talent of Sandra Luna from Buenos Aires in her first performance in New York City.
Pablo Ziegler, Latin Grammy-winning Pianist/Composer blends classical tango rhythms with jazz improvisations adding a new voice to the Tango lexicon. Howard Reich of The Chicago Times writes “There is no question that Ziegler takes the Tango to levels of sophistication and refinement probably undreamed of by Piazzolla. Eric Saltzman of Stereo Review writes…’the outstanding representative of the Nuevo Tango in his generation”. Ziegler toured for years with Piazzolla and now out on his own with his quartet and trio has played all over the world – at Carnegie Hall with guests Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, Gary Burton, has performed ‘two pianos’ with Emmanuel Ax and also with Christopher O’Riley, performs each year in December “Tango Meets Jazz” with guests such as Branford Marsalis, Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, James Carter, David Sanchez, and many more at The Jazz Standard, also produced by Philips & Stratta. Now at Birdland, he has invited Sandra Luna to join him on several #’s , Ziegler’s ‘first’ with a Vocalist in NY.
Sandra brings a passionate, sometimes pained voice to both classic and new Tango songs. “Tango encapsulates the whole life”, …everything that brings the senses to life” she says. Luna was born into Tango and nurtured in the tangopolis, the subculture of Buenos Aires Tango and moved among the giants of Tango Caucion such as Edmundo Riverom Roberto Goyenache and Nellyomar and has shared sets with Antonio Agri’s orchestra Sextet Mayor at Carlos Gardel’s house.
On her international debut album ‘Tango Varon’, Sandra perfomed classics such as Homero Manzi and Aribal Troilo’s Che Bandoneon, first recorded by Carlos Gardel as as well as later songs by Piazzolla. Her vocal style melds the influence of great women tango singers like Mercedes Simone and Nelly Omal with non-tango influences of Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald.
”Classic to Nuevo” — “Piazzolla to Ziegler”, Maestro Ziegler with Special Guest Sandra Luna will be captivating, dazzling, romantic…and reach deep inside ones heart and soul.