Live Music Milonga
Join us for an exciting milonga in May!
Mariano Barreiro Tango Duo (piano and bandoneon) will play two sets of live music for tango dancing and listening. DJ Tommy Smith will do his magic in the spaces around them: before, after and in between.
Feel free to bring food and beverages to share. This may be one of your last opportunities to do so as once the wine bar is open, they'll be taking care of this. So get creative and generous!
Thursday / May 3rd / 8 pm to 12 am
Ochos Wine Bar
515 W Idaho St
$12 students & seniors
A bit about the musicians:
Mariano Barreiro, pianist and arranger was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983. In his vast artistic tour, Mariano has integrated with tango, jazz and Argentine folklore ensembles. Mariano has presented concerts in Europe, North America and Asia; performing in concert halls and milongas. He recorded his first tango duo album with Santiago Cursach with the special participation of musicians of the stature of the violinist Pablo Agri, the bandoneonist Horacio Romo and contrabassist Horacio Cabarco. He has made musical arrangements of tango for international productions and artists, amongst which stands out the international singer Candi Sosa de Cuba. Mariano has also participated in international festivals including the International Festival of Tango of Tallinn (Finland), Tangopostale Festival (Toulouse, France), Red Carpet Tango Festival (Las Vegas, NV USA), Festival of the Five Continents (Switzerland) as well as Festival de Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Bandoneonist, and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski composes music without stylistic restrictions, fundamentally centered in tango with influences in modern jazz and contemporary chamber music. He has toured extensively in North America and Italy, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Pisa, and Rome. Redwood Tango Ensemble was the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week 2013 and 2015, and has shared concert bills with Kronos Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, Rob Reich Quintet, and members of Tango Sin Fin. Charles was a guest bandoneonist with the California Symphony and San Jose Chamber Orchestra, toured as bandoneonist with the Argentine ensembles Tango BC Trío, Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio, Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, and premiered his own works with the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland. His compositions and collaborative works have been released with the record labels 482 Music, Serein, Ropeadope Records, and Front Forty Press.