(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Pablo Aslan Quintet brings its jazz-infused tango to Williams College on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 8pm, in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Aslan also holds a same-day master class featuring talented Williams music students at 4:15 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.
The quintet features Pablo Aslan, an Argentine-born performer who has taken his unique and energetic brand of jazz-infused tango to stages around the world. His most recent album, “Piazzolla in Brooklyn,” is a tribute to the late nuevo tango master, Astor Piazzolla, who revolutionized music with this new form. This performance will also feature works from “Tango Grill,” which was nominated for the 2010 Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album and for Best Latin Jazz Album. The quintet includes Aslan on bass, pianist Emilio Solla, drummer Eric Doob, Diego Urcola on trumpet, and Julien Labro on bandoneon.
Aslan has performed and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Shakira, Lalo Schifrin, Joe Lovano, Gary Burton, the New World Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. He has produced over a dozen albums including the 2007 Latin Grammy Winner “Te Amo Tango” by Uruguayan bandoneonist Raul Jaurena.
Aslan has produced educational programs for Lincoln Center Institute, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, and Arts Connection in NYC, and he has lectured and taught at several universities throughout the US, including Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Reed Tango Music Institute in Portland, Oregon.
The Pablo Aslan Quintet is at Williams as part of the Ernest Brown World Music Series, which brings musicians from across the globe to share their musical talents with the Williams community. The series is named for Professor Emeritus Ernest D. Brown, who taught at Williams from 1988 to 2011. This concert is free and open to the public.
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall is located at 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus.
concert hotline: 413-597-3146