Urban Tango Trio

Virtuoso tango trio

Urban-Tango_Trio-New-2016-croppedFounded in 2008, Urban Tango Trio consists of three awesomely talented virtuoso musicians: Machiko Ozawa, violin; Pedro Giraudo, bass; Emilio Teubal, piano. Together they capture the passion and excitement of Argentine tango in a repertoire including both original tangos and traditional favorites. They have dazzled audiences in New York, Washington DC, South Carolina, Virginia, and several tours to Japan and other parts of the world.

Machiko Ozawa (violinist/composer):

The former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, Machiko Ozawa gave her debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in MachikoUrbanTangoTrio230wideFebruary 2002 as a winner of Artists International Competition in 2001. As a soloist, she has performed with C.W. Post Chamber Orchestra, Henry Mancini Festival Orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de LasArtes. She commissioned and premiered her original concerto “Syrenes” for violin, percussion and orchestra, by the North Shore Symphony Orchestra in 2004. She also performed Morton Gould’s Tap Concerto as a tap dancer soloist with this orchestra in 2007. She was a finalist in the New York International Tango Competition in 2004 as a member of M2duo (formally M2O). She received an artistic grant sponsored by the YAMAHA Foundation and released her first Album, “Vertical Voyage” in Japan in 2007. Although trained classically in Juilliard School, Guildhall Music School and Tokyo National School of fine arts and music (Tokyo Gei Dai), she now extends her musical range to a variety of styles including jazz, tango, improvisation, world music and dancing/acting. She was chosen as one of the main cast members with an award winning musical, AMOR LATINO at the Thalia Theatre in 2009 as a tapdancer/ violinst. She created her own style of performance called tapdanceviolin. Recently she has extended her musical world into Argentine tango and she has performed with Pablo Ziegler, Hector Del Curto, Fernando Otero, Octavio Brunetti, Polly Ferman and Pedro Giraudo at NYC’s major venues such as Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Winter Garden at Financial Center, Joe’s Pub, Highline Ballroom, as well as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

Pedro Giraudo (bassist/arranger/composer):
Originally from Córdoba, Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become an in-demand bass player playing in a wide PedroUrbanTangoTrio230widevariety of musical projects, but specializing in the music of Latin America. As a bassist and/or arranger, he has performed with Pablo Ziegler (Astor Piazzolla), Kenny Garrett (Miles Davis), and William Cepeda (Dizzy Gillespie). He has participated in various Jazz and Music Festivals throughout the United States, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia, and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan), Birdland (Austria), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Iridium, Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC). Since 2000, Pedro Giraudo leads his own group, the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra. for which he composes and arranges. These ensembles showcase compositions which combine Pedro Giraudo’s love of the Argentine tango and folk music, classical music, and the spontaneity of jazz improvisation. He has released four critically acclaimed CDs: “Destiny of Flowers” (2002), “Mr Vivo” (2002), “Desconsuelo” (2005) and “El Viaje” (2009); and he performs regularly in prestigious jazz clubs in the New York City area.

Emilio Teubal (pianist/arranger/composer):
While Urban Tango Trio was originally founded with the great Octavio Brunetti at the piano, the trio has found a superb Argentine pianist to carry on the trio’s tradition of virtuosity:  the amazingly talented pianist/composer Emilio Teubal.  Emilio has performed in major jazz festivals, and as a leaderEmilioTeubal-3_2 in some of the most prestigious venues in New York City, among them Joe’s Pub, the Iridium, the Knitting Factory, BAM cafe , Cornelia Street Cafe, Zinc Bar, the 55 Bar. In 2007, Emilio was awarded Meet The Composer’s prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. Emilio Teubal has released three albums as a bandleader. His latest, “Música Para Un Dragon Dormido,” released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, has been chosen as 2013 best album by several specialized media, and has been placed in the top 100 albums on the digital online store E-Music. The album features some of Teubal’s longtime collaborators, Moto Fukushima, Sam Sadigursky and John Hadfield, plus special guests Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi.

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



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Urban Tango performs “Escualo” (Astor Piazzolla) at the DC Tango Festival 2010:

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