EL NUEVO TANGO redefines the concept of contemporary music, song and dance of Buenos Aires, as a complex, evolving genre, deeply rooted in tradition but with one foot in the next century - a vision that was passed on to Leonardo Suarez Paz by his mentor, and family friend Astor Piazzolla. Featuring 9 stars of the genre, including the Latin GRAMMY nominated Cuartetango String Quartet, in a very powerful program with strings, electric strings, percussion, bandoneon, piano, vocals & tango dance in an electrifying multi-disciplinary concert. Chosen to close the "Piazzolla 25 Años" Festival in Buenos Aires (CCK), in homage to Piazzolla and his violinist Fernando Suarez Paz, the concert was recommended as one of the top events in the city of Buenos Aires and played to a sold out house, making everyone "feel that Piazzolla is more alive then ever" (Teleshow, BsAs).
LEONARDO SUAREZ PAZ "virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin" (Wynton Marsalis), creator of the Latin Grammy nominated Cuartetango and star of multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Awarded albums (Placido Domingo, Ruben Blades, Luis Miguel), was born into a cradle of tango and grew up among its stars in a time of the tango revolution. His mentors and family friends - Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer and his father, Fernando Suarez Paz passed along to him their vision and their dreams. His journey took him from his artistic debut at the age of 6 as a singer, to becoming the youngest member of the Teatro Colon Opera House at age 16 as a violinist, to plying as a soloist and dancing with all of the major tango stars such as Mariano Mores and Horacio Salgan, to playing jazz with with Jim Hall, Kenny Drew Jr., Stanley Jordan, Steve Kuhn and Savion Glover. To arranging for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. He embodies all that is part of this complex genre today, inspired by everything that surrounded him since childhood, he is the music, the song, the poetry and the dance of Buenos Aires, the past in his heart and and one foot in the future, he is Leonardo Suarez Paz, he is El Nuevo Tango.
Available with a Contemporary Ballet + 6 artists
Touring Availability 2018-19 Season
North America: April - July / Europe: September & October
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“Leonardo Suarez Paz is tango royalty” “powerful and sensual”
-All About Jazz, London UK
“Suarez Paz … best last names of the tango legacy”
-La Critica Argentina
"feel that Piazzolla is more alive then ever"
-Teleshow, Buenos Aires
"Leonardo Suarez Paz is surely now the torchbearer of Argentine Tango and the legacy of its greatest composer, Astor Piazzolla."
"In Leonardo's hands, it merges deftly with jazz."
"a magnificent performance filled with all the virtues of tango"
-All About Jazz, London UK
"ingenious musical concept"
-The Day, CT
"personifies and embodies the authentic spirit of Tango"
-Latin Grammy Academy
“his knowledge of the tango violin playing conveys a century of styles"
- Strad Magazine
“Leonardo Suarez Paz - Tango Master of the 21st Century”
"The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz: Because tango is a music for dancing. It is classical music. It is dance and poetry and song. It is about the free, creative expression of the soul. It's about life―or rather what it can be."
-All About Jazz, D. Heinning