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Gustavo Casenave

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Praised by the New York Times as "... exuberant, virtuosic performance. . . " pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave is a 2019 Latin GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER with five Latin Grammy nominations under his name. Born in Uruguay and based in New York since 1997, he has been awarded with two Gold Medals at the Global Music Awards along with several other national and internationals awards including: New Music USA, Con Edison Composers Residency Award , QCA Art Fund Awardee/ New Works Grant and "Belgian Artistic Promotion" at Europe Jazz Contest 1999. With vast discography comprised of more than 30 albums as a band leader, he has been touring worldwide since 1996, performing, recording and collaborating with an eclectic selection of internationally acclaimed artists including: Yoyo Ma, John Patitucci, Paquito D’ Rivera, Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Gomez, Manolo Badrena, Deepak Chopra, Nick Danielson, Mark Egan, Robert Duvall, Jane Ira Bloom, Nestor Torres and John Benitez among many others

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Roger Aldridge

Born in 1946 in Kansas City, MO, Roger Aldridge discovered jazz as a child thanks to his mother’s collection of big band recordings. Roger started on alto saxophone when he was 9 and developed an interest in composition in his early teens. This led him to study composition & arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. At Berklee, Roger studied jazz composition with Herb Pomeroy and Charlie Mariano, classical composition with William Maloof and John Bavicchi, and woodwinds with Joe Viola. Afterwards, he studied composition with Dr. Robert Wykes, Dr. Stephanie Owen, and Dr

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Karina Corradini

‘Bridge To Infinity’ is the recording debut of Karina Corradini, a very talented and versatile singer who is equally skilled at straight ahead jazz, ballads, boleros and Latin American classics. Her beautiful tone, powerful voice, highly appealing jazz phrasing, ability to scat at even the fastest tempos, and warmth when caressing ballads make her one of the most promising singers on the jazz and Latin jazz scenes today. Karina Corradini was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began singing professionally at age 18, leading her own jazz sextet to perform at summer beach bars and restaurants

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Laura S Valle

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Utilizing compositional inspiration from Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, Bossa Nova, and other contemporary styles, this Argentinian artist now residing in Orange County, CA, creates an eclectic fusion of international sounds.  Laura’s voice is often described as delicate, smooth and soulful and she sings in six different languages besides English and her native Spanish. Her natural and inviting delivery has charmed audiences since the start of her career in Argentina and then in Europe where she toured with Tango and Latin Jazz Bands during the late 90’s.  Laura spent her early years intensely involved in the cultural life of Buenos Aires performing theatre and singing, then moved to Europe and toured with several bands while studying music in Switzerland

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Tuija Komi

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Marcelo Berestovoy

Marcelo berestovoy's live repertoire is an eclectic mix of Rumba Flamenco, Jazz, Tango, Gypsy swing and guitar driven arrangements of popular, well known songs. His Spanish guitar versions of Beatles songs are among his audience's favorites. Marcelo session/touring and writing credits include some of the biggest names in Latin Pop and Hollywood movies. Marcelo plays over 100 live shows each year and his reputation is rapidly growing around the globe through both his live performances as well as countless instructional guitar videos. In my own words: When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I found two records among my father’s collection that would change things forever: The Beatles Abbey Road and Revolver

Album

Tango

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Primavera Portena; Por Una Cabeza; Inspiracion; Milonga del Angel; Sabor a Mi; La Cumparista; Remembranzas; Jalousie.

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Article: Album Review

Quartsemble: Tango

Read "Tango" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern


Tango, as a musical form, originated during the late 19th century in Argentina and Uruguay among European immigrant populations. It derived its unique rhythms and sound from several different kinds of European dance music, including polkas, mazurkas, and flamenco, as well as Latin American musical styles like milonga and habanera. It is traditionally played by groups ...

Album

Tango

Label: DMP Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Revolucionario; Capicua; La Ultima Curda; Nostalgico; El Arrastre; Chiquilin de Bachin; Milonga Rea; Los Mareados; Tango Fatal (55:40).


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