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Bandoneon Duo: Matilde Vitullo / Ben Thomas

Bandoneon Duo: Matilde Vitullo / Ben Thomas

Genres: Latin Jazz

Wednesday, January 17

5:00 PM (21+)

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Description

El bandoneón

Turn of the century, from the 19th to the 20th. Cities grow, populations migrate. Straight from Germany, the bandoneon arrives to the River Plate and permeates with new colors the budding tango music, while the bandoneon itself is reinvented—its limits pushed¬—by local musicians. 

Turn of the century, from the 20th to the 21st. Tango awakens from its lethargy, and is redeveloped by new generations of musicians and dancers who find in this music a form of expression that matches the current life of the megalopolis. Bandoneon players from both hemispheres meet each other.   

Matilde Vitullo, bandoneon player, composer and educator from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Matilde was the director of the widely successful “Orquesta T√≠pica Imperial” tango orchestra. She plays as part of folklore bands from northern Argentina, as well as in bandoneon and guitar duos of tango. With these groups, she has toured Europe several times and performed in theaters such as Kit Tropentheater and De Doelen of Holland, National Palace of Culture in Sofia and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian, among others. She also made a tour in North America with appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Summer Stage of Quebec, the Lincoln Center in New York and the Chicago Cultural Center, and elsewhere.

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Ben Thomas, bandoneonist, vibraphonist and composer from Seattle

In demand as a performer and educator, Ben Thomas combines an energetic performance technique with a distinctive compositional style. As a vibraphonist, percussionist, and bandoneon player, he can be found playing tango, jazz, chamber music and Latin jazz throughout the Northwest. In addition to leading tango and Latin jazz groups, Ben co-leads TORCH, a chamber group dedicated to both 20th century music and original compositions. Since 2005, Ben has been a member of Brazilian pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto’s Quinteto. Their most recent album is “Current” on the Adventure Music label. Over the years, Ben has performed at the Stowe Tango Music Festival, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Ballard Jazz Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, Detroit-Montreaux Jazz Festival, Issaquah Jazz Festival, Anacortes Arts Festival, Ellensburg Jazz in the Valley Festival, Tacoma Maritime Festival, Bellingham Art of Jazz Series, and the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival.


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