Leonardo Suarez Paz continues to elevate and modernize the genre, taking it to the forefront of 21st Century in this new production which features 10 stars of the genre, including the Latin GRAMMY nominated Cuartetango String Quartet, in a program with strings, electric strings, percussion, bandoneon, piano, vocals, tango dance and an award-winning all female contemporary ballet "Pies Desnudos" (Laura Roatta) in an electrifying multi-disciplinary concert that is "powerful and sensual" (All About Jazz, UK). "Incredible" (CLARIN), is how press has described Suarez Paz's groundbreaking style and this program is a bright example of that with a number of "firsts," that expand and juxtapose the genre's traditional gender roles and artistic traditions.
Curated as a special program 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) 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 - EL NUEVO TANGO.
Soloists with Orchestra, Tango Dance and Argentina's Award-Winning Contemporary Ballet Laura Roatta's "Pies Desnudos"
*Available as a music only program (10 artists)
IDEAL FOR: festivals, jazz, crossover, new music, world music series rock & pop audiences. Technical requirements - large or medium theaters, outdoor venues, stadiums.
on tour only
May- August 2020
more dates TBA
South America: February 2020
Europe: September 2019/2020