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Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla started ESCALANDRUM (Jazz - Argentina) in 1999. The group's name is a portmanteau of “Escalandrún” (a species of shark which “Pipi” fishes with his father Daniel - hobby started by his grandfather Astor Piazzolla), and “drum”. With a career span of over 22 years, the band has released 14 albums of original compositions, “Bar los amigos” (2000), “Estados Alterados” (2002), “Sexteto en movimiento” (2004), “Misterioso” (2006 ), “Visiones” (2008), “Piazzolla plays Piazzolla” (2011), “Vertigo” (2O 13) and “Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas (Proyecto Eléctrico)” (2014), SESIONES ION - Obras de Mozart e Ginastera (2017), 3001PROVECTO PIAZZOLLA (2017), STUDIO2 (Warner Music 2018), “El Reino del Revés” (Warner Music 2020), “Como la Cigarra” (Warner Music 2020), “100” (Warner Music 2021), with performances in more than 40 countries around the world.

The group has played with the likes of distinct artists such as Enrico Rava, Dave Holland and John Scoffield, and in 2007 Fundación Konex has placed the group among the top 100 breakthrough popular Argentinian artists in the last decade.

2011 saw the release of the acclaimed “Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla”, ESCALANDRUM's tribute to the late great Astor Piazzolla, this unique recording mixes tango and jazz in a fluid and organic fashion. The album's premiere at Buenos Aires' Gran Rex Theatre reached a crowd of over 3000 people, featuring guests artists like Paquito D' Rivera.

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Buenos Aires

Clinic/Workshop Information

The band takes part on educational presentations, which consist in workshops of Argentinian rhythms where all band members show how their instruments work.

Astor Piazzolla



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