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This will be The Best Pre-Valentine Tango experience you ever had.

We have a great honor to host Grammy Awarded bandoneon player Raul Jaurena and his Trio including female singer Marga Mitchell and pianist Maurizio Najt.


SCHEDULE:
6:30 - 8:30pm - Romantic Alternative with DJ Grisha
8:30pm - midnight - Romantic Traditional with DJ Hernan
~ 9:15pm - Raul Jaurena Trio First Set
~ 10:30pm - Raul Jaurena Trio Second Set

Tickets are only $30 ($35 at the door).

Since we are assuming it will be pretty crowded we are taking table reservations:

Table for 2

$15 - Table for 2
includes small bottle of Malbec
(6 available)

table for 4

$25 - Table for 4
includes bottle of Malbec
(10 available)

Table for 6

$30 - Table for 6
includes bottle of Malbec
(10 available)

Raul Jaurena at Ultimate Tango Boston MA

Raul Jaurena
- most prominent bandoneonista

>>Regarded as one of the world's most prominent bandoneonistas - and a musician who can claim a direct link to Piazzolla before the great composer's death in 1992 - Jaurena's masterful playing exemplified tango's schizophrenic tones and moods. Nervous and edgy, lusty and full-bodied, mournful and nostalgic - Jaurena wrested it out of an instrument that has one the most compellingly unique voices.<<

- Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

LATIN GRAMMY for best Tango Album "Te amo Tango

The bandoneon has influenced Jaurena's life right from the cradle. He was raised in Uruguay and his father taught him how to play the bandoneon - at the age of eight he already joined a tango orchestra. The fascination for this highly emotional music grabbed him and has not let go of him ever since.

As a member of and adaptor for various renowned tango-ensembles in the nineteen sixties and seventies in Uruguay, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela, Raul Jaurena lays the tracks for his career. A performance together with Astor Piazzolla at the Montreal Jazz Festival turns out be guiding for his musical development. The conservation of the musical spirit of Astor Piazzolla becomes his personal vocation: Jaurena's tango interpretations which are enriched by influences of jazz, his own arrangements and spontaneous improvisations fascinate a new generation of listeners and dancers.

Besides, his activities remain as many-faceted as the artist himself. His arrangements and his skills as a composer and a solo player make him equally popular both in the USA and in Europe. The ballet suite he composes in 1995 for the Irene Hultman Dance Company debuts in New York and is shortly after awarded the "Bessie". During the same year he was invited to the White House and received a Grammy nomination for his CD Tango Bar. In 2007 he won a LATIN GRAMMY for best Tango Album "Te amo Tango".

Raul Jaurena, the man that Astor Piazolla once called one of the greatest bandoneon players ever

has established a unique connection to his instrument: Genuine, open, touching, with stunning technical brilliance his play has enriched and added an important facet to modern tango interpretation.

As the result of a continuing search for new experiences,

Jaurena's music has turned into something truly unique. It reflects the influences of different cultures as well as one hundred years of tango history with all its contradicting emotions.

Marga Mitchell

has been a soloist with different orchestras

around the world, including the Pan-American Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, the Symphony Orchestra of Richmond, Virginia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Stuttgart, Germany, and has been a special guest of the group Tango Five, in Germany.

She has released four CDs:

"Marga canta tangos", arranged and produced by Raul Jaurena in Canada; a live concert with the Philharmonic of Stuttgart, produced by Bauer Studios along with Tango Five in Germany, "Marga Sings to the World" in 2005 and Latin Grammy winner album "I love Tango" in 2007.

In New York, she participated in Midnight Summer Night at Lincoln Center in 1992-1994, Tango Fest-Broadway at Town Hall, and the Ravinia Festival in Chicago 1997-1998. She sang in the famous Opera María de Buenos Aires by Piazzolla with the Pan-American Symphonic Orchestra in Washington DC. Also, she participated in the 10th & 11th International Tango Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay.

She was invited as a special guest in the Latin American Concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Official Radio in Vienna, Austria and performed in the San Martin Theater for the first International Festival of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Marga Mitchell

was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

In 1999

she performed at The White House with the group Quintango along with movie star Robert Duval.

Other performances include:

All That tango winner of the 2002 ACE Award as Best Musical Production, Life's tango, Tangomania, & I Love Tango.

Maurizio Najt at Ultimate Tango Boston MA

MAURIZIO NAJT (Piano)

graduated in piano and composition from the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires.

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Maurizio Najt, performed

with the Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo's Tony winning Broadway Show) touring the US, Mexico, Japan and China. In 2013 he was invited again to be part of the "Forever Tango" show, when it ran at the Kerr Theatre on Broadway during the summer and fall of 2013.

He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango renaissance, performing with the ensemble "Amigos del Tango," and later with the "New York Tango Trio" with whom he performed at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires in 2002 for the Festival de Música Internacional.

Other performance venues include: Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, El Museo del Barrio, Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo; Vanderbilt Mansion Museum in LI, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, The Montclair Art Museum; Brooklyn's Museum of Art; Cleveland Art Museum; Philadelphia Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Ravinia Festival in Chicago; Smithsonian Art Museum in DC, and countless milongas and tango shows throughout the US playing along master bandoneonists such as Grammy winner Raul Jaurena, Tito Castro and Héctor del Curto.

Maurizio toured Japan, Korea and Hawaii with Japanese tango diva Anna Saeki. He also toured with legendary Pete Seeger and Argentinean folk hero singer León Gieco in his first USA tour.

Mr Najt, also collaborated as an arranger with Academy-Award winning film director Ang Lee for the film "Lust Caution".

Maurizio Najt

was born in Milan, Italy and raised in Argentina where he graduated at piano and composition at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires.

As a composer

he has produced original music for independent film productions and documentaries, among them the acclaimed off-Broadway musical theater "Don Quixxxote" (ACE award nomination), and the children's tango musical "A Tango for Tita" (ACE award winner).

He is the Co-produced

and director of the Chicago show "Crónicas de Buenos Aires," a multimedia and educational review of the history and evolution of the art of Argentine tango in music, dance and poetry.

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