For decades, Buenos Aires-born, Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger Pablo Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine nuevo tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango, American jazz, and European art music. “He is cool, understated and makes everything look easy and natural,” writes Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times, “just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard.”
After performing in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade, and appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including Tango: Zero Hour, La Camorra and Central Park Concert, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 20 years, refining and reimagining the bounds of the modern tango tradition.
The Pablo Ziegler Trio was awarded Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2018 for their album, Jazz Tango, marking the first ever nuevo tango release to win a major Grammy. Recent seasons have seen Ziegler performing at major venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Muziekgebouw, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, SFJAZZ, La Jolla Summer Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival, Birdland, the Blue Note, Tokyo Jazz Festival. and many others.
In addition to his recent Grammy win, Ziegler received a Latin Grammy for Best Tango Album, along with four additional Latin Grammy nominations from 2005 to 2016. Pablo Ziegler is a Steinway Artist.
Chano Domínguez is one of the most celebrated of jazz pianists and composers. His singular work is defined by his flamenco origins.
In more than 40 years of his career, he has dazzled all kinds of audiences, including other musicians spanning both worlds of jazz and flamenco.
His interpretive talents are highly sought after for his authentic integration of both jazz and flamenco traditions, working with an extensive range of colleagues such as Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente, Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Martirio, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito d’Rivera, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Jerry Gonzalez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Camino, Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano, and George Mraz, among others.
Chano has achieved an unusual integration between the rhythms and languages of jazz and flamenco, creating a unique style that places him among the top musicians practicing this artform. Internationally acclaimed, he has influenced and changed the history of flamenco-jazz.
His music has been played by many different ensembles and orchestras such as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, WDR Cologne Big Band, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Nacional de Latvia, Orquesta de Cámara del Vallés, and the Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica.
In 2016 he’s been nominated for his fourth Grammy, this one a Latin Grammy for his latest release “Bendito”. This recording features Chano as producer, composer and pianist with his preferred ‘cantaor’ (flamenco singer) Blas Cordoba aka “El Kejio”.
Chano is also a seasoned educator, available for master classes, workshops and residencies. He has previously taught at Taller de Músics in Barcelona, The Music Conservatory of Bogotá, the Julliard School in New York and at the School of Music at the University of Washington, among others.
Chano is currently living in New York, where Sunnyside Records has just released his new piano solo album Over the Rainbow.