Tango Jazz Quartet - The History of Tango (Special Lunch-Time Performance)
Sunday 25th August 2019
Tickets: £15.00 Seat
Hampstead Jazz Club Presents – The History of Tango
The Hampstead Jazz Club is pleased to present the Tango Jazz Quartet from Argentina, they mix the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the harmonies and improvisation of Jazz. This new approach to Tango and Jazz has received an enthusiastic reaction both in Argentina as well as internationally. The music of Tango Jazz Quartet goes from the traditional tango to the music of Astor Piazzola without ever abandoning the territory of jazz.
Founded 15 years ago and with an International career spanning over 10 years, Tango Jazz Quartet has numerous accomplishments since their launch, when they performed a concert at Buenos Aires with the world‐renowned French Jazz accordionist Richard Galliano, who encouraged them to start an international career.
With 17 International tours performed and more than 23 countries visited, Tango Jazz Quartet have performed in the most prestigious venues around the world such as: San José Summer Jazz Festival, San José California, Shanghai Jazz Festival, Nisville International Jazz, Festival, Serbia; Tango & Jazz Festival, Tomsk, Russia, Hong Kong Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz Festival, Johannesburg; Sunset-Sunside, Paris; Porgy & Bess, Vienna, The Music Village, Brussels; Snug Harbor, New Orleans, BFlat, Berlin, among others.
Saxophonist and clarinetist Gustavo Firmenich, leader of TJQ set up evenings of dance that were common in the golden era of the tango in Buenos Aires, where Tango and Jazz lived side by side but never integrated. Tango Jazz Quartet proposed a fusion of how much both songs had in common and adding something distinctive of the jazz that the tango lacked, improvisation.
“It is the first time that I hear a fusion of Jazz and Tango that works and makes s
Doors: 1:30 pm | Show: 2:00 pm