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Gabriel Paiuk

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Gabriel Paiuk is a composer and sound artist whose recent work is focused on the way notions, practices and material aspects of sound mediation inform how listening occurs. His work takes the form of sound installations, compositions for instruments and electronics and collaborations with different disciplines. In the past years his works have been presented at Gallery W139, LI-MA, Gaudeamus and Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam), Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg) and Willem Twee Kunstruimte-November Music Festival (Den Bosch). His ensemble and solo work has been performed by öenm, ASKO ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Slagwerk Den Haag, Francesco Dillon, Ekkehard Windrich, Ensemble Modelo62, NeoQuartet, Ensemble 306, Quinteto Sonorama and Alexander Bruck, among others. In 2006 his work Res Extensa was the first sound installation to be awarded the Gaudeamus composition prize

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Pedro Aznar

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Pedro Aznar is an Argentine musician and singer-songwriter. He has a musical experience in jazz, Argentine folk and rock music and has a successful career as a solo artist. He is well known for giving rock songs a jazz-oriented style, by playing the fretless bass, with a big influence from Jaco Pastorius.

He is a multi-instrumentalist and the author of several books of poetry published in Argentina. He plays an important part in Argentine rock, where in the mid-1970s, he had various appearances with groups like Madre Atómica, ALAS and Pastoral. He became one of four members of Serú Girán in 1978, one of the most musically influential bands that dominated Argentina's rock circuit for the next four years

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Andres Hayes

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Julian Mekler

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Matías Formica

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Born in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Flute player, saxophonist, composer and arranger. He began his studies of flute at the age of 14 (year 2000) with maestro Martín Saenz. He studied with Pablo Ledesma, Rodrigo Domínguez, Juan Pablo Di leone, Juan Pablo Arredondo, among others. In 2013 he attended the popular music workshops in Curitiba (Brazil), participating in the MPB ensemble (Brazilian popular music) by André Marques and in the improvisation perception workshop by Lea Freire. In 2019 he attended the SIM program in New York, and took classes with Tony Malaby, Tim Berne, Ralph Alessi among others

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Matias Carazzo

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FLUTIST, CLARINETIST AND SAXOPHONIST For more than 10 years he has played professionally in projects of a wide variety within popular music, including Folklore, Tango, Candombe, (MPB) Brazilian Popular Music, Jazz, Funk, Flamenco and more. He trained on the flute at the "Astor Piazzolla" Superior Conservatory of Music of the City of Buenos Aires with Fabio Mazzitelli. He perfected himself in the study of the flute with Paulina Fain, clarinet, saxophones and improvisation with Martín Pantyrer, improvisation and sax with Rodrigo Domínguez, saxos, flute and MPB with Vinícius Dorín, Eduardo Neves, Antonio Rocha, Nivaldo Ornelas and Letieres Leite. He is currently part of Rizoma, addressing a repertoire of original compositions with roots in jazz and contemporary music

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ESCALANDRUM

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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

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Article: Album Review

Camila Nebbia: Aura

Read "Aura" reviewed by John Chacona


No one knows what the landscape for live jazz will look like in the near future, but it is fair to assume that jny: New York and jny: London will continue as centers of gravity with jny: Johannesburg making a strong challenge. Here is a long-shot bet: don't sleep on jny: Buenos Aires. If your idea ...

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2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

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Ernesto Jodos


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