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Resaca Tango Duo">Resaca Tango Duo

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monroeville Public Library - Gallery Space
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
Reference Desk
412.372.0500 ext. 4

Resaca Tango Duo is the only ensemble of its type in the greater Pittsburgh area. The duo consisting of bandoneón player Alejandro Pinzón and pianist Tom Roberts provides danceable live music to tango dancers around the country while entertaining and educating new audiences. Resaca connects with the audience and dancers through a carefully selected repertoire of masterpieces. Their performances are full of the drive, energy and passionate flair that tango lovers crave!

Originally from Yucatan, México, Alejandro Pinzón has lived in the US for almost a decade. He is a multidisciplinary artist and experienced educator specializing in all things Argentine tango. With his “Maestro Tango” project, he has been in residency at Slippery Rock University and Seton Hill University. Alejandro is an orchestra conductor, tango dancer, violinist, photographer, bandoneón player, and tango DJ. He travels internationally, providing dance instruction to the beginning dancer, performing tango concerts, teaching music master classes and dance workshops, and leading interactive lectures about Argentine tango.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Tom Roberts is one of the leading exponents of early jazz piano today. He has recorded over 40 CDs and performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. He was the featured pianist at the International Stride Piano Summit in Zurich, Switzerland in 2001 and 2009. Tom was pianist for Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks in New York City, and for six years he was pianist and musical director for Leon Redbone. Besides his pianistic artistry, Tom is a versatile music historian with special focus on the early jazz era. He has contributed articles for magazines such as Piano Today and is a frequent guest on NPR and a guest host on Rhythm Sweet and Hot on 90.5 WESA. Recently he has researched the early years of jazz in Pittsburgh and presents a multimedia lecture entitled The Forgotten History of Pittsburgh Jazz: Pittsburgh in the Roaring Twenties.


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