Tango Jazz Quartet

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Last Show: Monday 21 st August 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Tango Jazz Quartet from Argentina, mixes 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. 

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“That was the charm of this unique band. Rarely the tempo remain constant with mood swings plenty! This “senors” are tensión building maestros”

By Lance. Bebop Spoken Here, Newcastle upon Tyne

With 7 world tours performed and more than 20 countries visited, Tango Jazz Quartet performed in the most prestigious venues around the world such as San José Summer Jazz Festival, USA; 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 recreated with this band  the dancing evenings that were common in the golden era of the Tango in Buenos Aires, where Tango and Jazz lived together although playing separately.  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.   

This musical concept has a great reception of the very different publics around the world. “It is the first time that I hear a fusion of Jazz and Tango that works and makes sense”, said about  Tango Jazz Quartet the world‐renowned French accordionist Richard Galliano.

Band Lineup

Alejandro Beelmann (drums)

Federico Hilal (bass)

Horacio Acosta (piano)

Gustavo Firmenich (saxophone and clarinet)