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Matias Carazzo


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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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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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 ...


Ernesto Jodos


Sol y Los Terrestres


Sol y Los Terrestres is an independent and self-managed project born in 2017 composed of musicians of continuous activity in the circuit of Buenos Aires; led by the voice of the young and talented singer Sol Cansino, along with Javier García (guitars) Hernán Barone (synth bass & keyboards) and Mariano de Hoz (drums). The music of Sol y Los Terrestres is furrowed by the spirit of the new Argentine song, and the influences of the R&B universe; They are currently in the process of producing and recording their studio album, which they are advancing in their concerts. The beginnings of the group date back to concerts in the last months of 2016, in which Hernán Barone and Javier Garcia were already gathered on stage playing instrumental music, and in one of these shows, Sol Cansino was invited to sing


Joel Forteza

Melodías Lechugas is an artistic Jazz-Rock project led by traveler and composer Joel Forteza. The band was assembled in November 2018 and the concept was created in June 2017. The album was recorded in Munich in July 2018 in the Starseed by Frank Schlaipfner who acted as producer of the album. After traveling for 5 years around the world, creating and playing music around the more than 25 countries that the Argentine singer-songwriter Joel Forteza has visited, he returns to Buenos Aires with an eclectic musical proposal, where various Latin musical genres are mixed, with nuances of jazz fusion, and progressive rock. Currently the band is presenting the album managed independently.


Julian Graciano


Julián Graciano, learn music from the family roots, great-harpist, guitarist grandfather and his father tango bandoneon player, nucleus where takes his upbringing in a musical environment. In parallel to his schooling, his first formal knowledge incorporates hand of Professor Carlos Esteban, who guides him on solfege and music theory. Gets the scholarship BEST (Berklee Entering Student Talented) at age 19 and MEFA scholarship (Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority). Through these achievements pursuing higher studies at the famed Berklee College of Music, Boston USA where it has the ability to perform harmony and improvisation masterclass with Gary Burton, Chucho Valdez and Bob Mintzer; jazz guitar with John Scofield, Mike Stern, Pat Martino and latin jazz with Carlos Moreno (Irakere); polyrhythms and rhythmic concepts with Horacio "El black" Hernandez and Steve Smith; composition with Jim Reyes and Alf Clausen, among others. He has taught the guitar chair, musical analysis and repertoire at the Conservatory Argentino Galván and teacher of Liceo Superior del Tango in the chair "scholar tango" and "guitar in the tango" Both institutions of the National Academy of Tango. He has given seminars for the College Music Society on history and evolution of tango and the music of Eduardo Rovira. Masterclass on improvisation applied to Argentinean popular music in AADI (Argentinean Association of Musicians). For almost 20 years he teaches at particular guitar majoring in jazz and tango, traditional and contemporary harmony, counterpoint, composition techniques, arrangements and orchestration, ear training and improvisation. He has received the following awards Along with his guitar duo Graciano-Sapir, best instumental set Tango Cultural Center first prizeHonorable Mention Awards in October Notable bars Prize 2005. With singer Fabian Russo Award 2006 Notable bars with his trio contemporary tango Tango en Tres received the 2007 award Notable barsHonorary Award 2010 Cultural Fair Tango en Tres was chosen by Maestro Chucho Valdes to perform at the prestigious International Jazz Plaza Festival 2008 were declared of cultural interest by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Argentina. He has written several educational books Analysis Booklet Tango for the Conservatory Galván The Real Book of Tango (book titled Real jazz) divided into five volumes with about 600 pieces in total and used by many contemporary tango musicians from various parts of the world. Complete Guitar Method Tango Edited by Melos / Ricordi Argentina in 2016, exhausted the 1st edition a week of its publication. Articles about jazz improvisation to magazine VIVA LA MUSIC AMR Switzerland and several articles about Free download tango and jazz website Scribd. Transcription of all kinds of works, commissioned and personal pleasure, from solo instruments to tango orchestras. As arranger of tango, has been requested by several groups and soloists from different countries, such as Turkey, USA, England, Germany, Spain and Sweden. As a sideman he has been summoned to join the jazz band Harry Waters (son of legendary rock musician Roger Waters) playing several concerts in Buenos Aires on 2011. Along with his trio Tango en Tres grouping which combines his two great loves, tango and jazz, and where it says in exercising his passion for live performance, improvisation and composition, has participated in the International Jazz Plaza Festival, Havana Cuba, Festival de Jazz de La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Uruguay Jazz Festival (Jazz on the street 2008), has been invited by Maestro Juan Falu in 2009 to Guitar World event. In the field of research, was asked by Mrs


Martin Giesenow


Pianist, composer. Born in Buenos Aires, in 1947. Initially studied classical piano. Moved to jazz at about eighteen. Studied with Angel Sucheras, Guillermo Romero, Mono Fontana, Juan Raffo, and graduated as professional musician at Escuela de Musica Contemporanea. Became a friend of late Clare Fischer. Admires Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, among others, and Claus Ogerman as arranger. Since 2016, member of BGL Jazz Quartet, with Nicolas Alvarez on tenor sax, Luciano Bonasera on bass and Matias Lococo on drums.


Lucas Rochaix


Lucas Rochaix was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1992. At the age of 9, he started to play guitar. After a while, he started playing with some rock groups and continued learning guitar and music, taking lessons and hearing different records. At the age of 14, he started his formal studies of classical guitar at the Conservatory, where he studied six years with the maestro Sergio Moldavsky. Meanwhile, he continued studying popular music like rock, Argentinian folk music, tango, etc. Then he discovered jazz music. He took Jazz guitar lessons with Armando Alonso and harmony, arranging and composition with Diego Schissi. In 2014 he entered to the "Tecnicatura Superior en Jazz" of Manuel de Falla Conservatory


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