Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 6:30pm doors, 7pm show
Admission: $20-25 sliding scale
*Ticket availability at the door is limited and contingent on online sales.
Tango finds new life when a Bay Area favorite meets world-class talent from Buenos Aires. Touring together for the first time, Pablo Estigarribia and Adrian Jost present an evening of tango for piano and bandoneón, as well as solo pieces. From classics like “El Choclo” to original compositions, their collaborations bring new life into the heart of tango—a tradition layered with fresh harmonies and perspectives. Stories of life, love, and loss are articulated through the hands and minds of two great talents.
Pablo Estigarríbia – piano
Adrian Jost – bandoneon
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The ascent to a new pinnacle in tango music evolution began when Pablo Estigarribia, a classically trained virtuoso pianist, discovered tango in 2005. A native of Argentina, he is privileged to have studied, composed, arranged, and performed with legendary figures such as Emilio Balcarce, Horacio Cabarcos, Maria Graña, and Victor Lavallen. Estigarribia was awarded the prestigious Gardel Prize in 2015 for Best Tango Recording by a New Artist and is widely recognized as one of the best tango musicians of his generation.
Born on the French Riviera in Switzerland, Adrian Jost first studied the accordion and bayan with the country’s best teachers until coming to the U.S. to pursue his master’s degree at Northwestern University. It was there that Jost discovered Argentine tango and started the transition to the iconic bandoneon. In 2001, he co-founded Trio Garufa, a popular San Francisco-based tango group that enthralled audiences in the U.S., Europe, Argentina, Colombia, and Canada.
Photo by: Denisa Rensen