Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pablo Ziegler Trio for Nuevo Tango

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-01-27

In the 1980s, a new genre emerged as musicians and dancers began incorporating modern elements into traditional Argentine tango. Nuevo tango (or tango nuevo or neotango) is the result of this fusion. Having cut his teeth as tango legend Astor Piazzolla’s regular pianist, Argentine composer Pablo Ziegler is basically the poster child for the genre. Ziegler’s improvisational mix of jazz, Bossa Nova, and tango won him a Latin Grammy in 2005 for the album Bajo Cero. On Saturday, ARTS San Antonio presents the Pablo Ziegler Trio for Nuevo Tango — an evening of tropical rhythms guaranteed to heat up the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. $17-$78, 7:30pm, Trinity’s Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, One Trinity Place, artssanantonio.com, ticketmaster.com

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