From a media release:
Urban Tango Trio
July 30, 2012 at Joe's Pub, New York City
Price: $15 in Advance; $20 at Door
NEW YORK CITY - Formed by Violinist Machiko Ozawa in New York City in 2008, Urban Tango Trio is made up of three talented virtuoso musicians: Machiko Ozawa, former concert master of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin; Latin-Grammy winner Octavio Brunetti on piano; and acclaimed composer/arranger Pedro Giraudo on bass. Together they capture the passion and excitement of Argentine tango in a repertoire ranging from traditional favorites to contemporary interpretations.
Their first album “Urban Tango Trio” was released by PLATONIC RECORD in Japan in 2011.
They have dazzled audiences in New York, Washington DC, South Carolina, Virginia, and in Tokyo, Japan, with an upcoming tour to Japan this August. This appearance at Joe’s Pub will debut their new repertoire, which they will feature on their tour and will be the basis of their next CD.
Machiko Ozawa is the former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artesdo. In addition, she also has performed with renowned tango players, such as Pablo Ziegler, Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango, Fernando Otero, and Polly Ferman’s Gramour Tango at Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Winter Garden at Financial Center, Joe's Pub, and Highline Ballroom.
With his main ensemble, OCTAVIO BRUNETTI TANGO QUINTET, he has appeared at the Kaufmann Hall, Jamaica Center for the Arts and the NY City Center.
Mr. Brunetti’s recordings include “Soledad” by Astor Piazzolla with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma (“Appassionato” by Sony BMG-Classical), Grammy Award Winning CD “Te Amo Tango” with Raul Jaurena and the original soundtrack, composed by Osvaldo Golijov, for Francis Ford Coppola’s movie “Tetro” (Deutsche Grammophon) and “Twixt”.
Mr. Brunetti is considered one of the most sought after tango pianists of our times.
As a composer and arranger, Giraudo leads the critically acclaimed Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, which boasts some of New York's finest jazz musicians and performs regularly in the most prestigious jazz clubs in New York City. His compositions combine his love of classical forms, Argentine tango and folk music, and the spontaneity of jazz improvisation. The Orchestra has recorded five CDs and has won several Latin Corner Awards