Los Chantas

Tango Quartet

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Los Chantas are a New York-based tango ensemble, whose repertoire draws from the great Argentine tango traditions — from the guardia vieja to the present. The group, consisting of some of the finest interpreters of tango in the area, has been playing in milongas, clubs, theaters, and other venues in and around New York since its inception in 2002. With their virtuoso arrangements of songs by tango masters like Gardel, Troilo, Plaza, Salgán, Piazzolla, and others, Los Chantas brings the passion and beauty of tango music to life at the highest level.

EMILIO TEUBAL, piano
DAVID HODGES, bandoneón
SERGIO REYES, violin
PEDRO GIRAUDO , double bass

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:

Argentine pianist EMILIO TEUBAL has lived in New York since 1999. He has played with renowned artists John Benitez, Bob Mover, Daniel Binelli, Héctor del Curto, Yosvany Terry, Lucia Pulido, and Raul Jaurena, among others. He performed in the LA tango show “Al Corazon del Tango” with the Lisandro Adrover quintet. He was awarded the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship in 2007 from Meet the Composers. He has also been a member of many NYC based groups including the Marta Gomez Quintet, and Sebastian Cruz’s Coba.

Bandoneonist DAVID HODGES moved to New York in 2001, and has become an in-demand performer within the vibrant New York City tango scene, and has appeared at numerous tango festivals around the U.S. He performed with the Eternal Tango Orchestra in “Tango: Historias Breves” ; at Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing; at the Chicago SummerDance Festival; with Argentine tenor Gaston Rivero at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall; and with Los Acustilocos at Merkin Concert Hall. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the SW Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the “Guitars Under the Stars” Festival Orchestra of Hartford, CT. He performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Taiwanese vocalist Jeff Chang at the Hong Kong Coliseum (EastAsia DVD, 2006), where he debuted his original composition, “Hong Kong Porteño.”

Violinist SERGIO R. REYES was born in Guatemala City, and came to New York in 1993, where he studied violin and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. He is music consultant and performs for Horizon Concerts, a non-profit foundation that sponsors free classical music concerts throughout the metropolitan area. He has performed in “Forever Tango” on Broadway and “Tango: Historias Breves” at NYU, as well as with the Eternal Tango Orchestra, X-Tango, and other groups. He has shared the stage with world famous mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and renowned bandoneonists Héctor del Curto and Tito Castro, among others.

Bassist PEDRO GIRAUDO, originally from Córdoba, Argentina, moved to New York in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger, performing in a wide variety of projects including his own award-winning Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra as well as many other prominent ensembles across the musical spectrum. He has collaborated with Pablo Ziegler, Paquito D’Rivera, Ruben Blades, and Dizzy Gillespie’s protégé William Cepeda, as well as with ‘Tango meets Jazz’ guests Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, Regina Carter, and others. He has also performed with tango ensembles including Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango, Fernando Otero’s X-Tango, and Daniel Binelli’s Tango Metropolis. He has participated in numerous festivals throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia, and performed in venues such as The Blue Note, Birdland, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Jazz Festival Royale in Thailand, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He can be heard on dozens of recordings and on movie soundtracks including Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street II.’

 

Ellen Azorin, President
Cantaloupe Music Productions, Inc.
Phone: 212.724.2400
E-Mail: ellenazorin@gmail.com

Pedacito De Cielo:

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Taquito Militar:

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Lo Que Vendra:

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