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    !Absolutely recommendable...addictive

    (ABC Newspaper) !CONTACT:

    Mara Jos Hernndez Mora

    +34 678.080.807







    Samuels has established himself as one of the preeminent voices of our time and the foremost

    mallet player of his generation. (JAZZed magazine)


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  • An enchanting voice, a fiery bandonen, and a virtuosic double bass transport you to the heart of Buenos Aires. Playing a re f resh ing mix of tango, jazz , milongas, and chanson as well as a few su rp r i ses , D iab l i to Tango encompasses the essence of this vibrant music and performs it in their own inimitable style.!Diablito Tango was born as a mix of three cultures - tango, jazz, and chanson and s ince the i r fi r s t appearance in 2010, they have quickly risen to critical acclaim playing to sell-out audiences world-wide. They were

    praised by the National Music Museum (USA) as the best act to perform in our series in the 15 years we have been scheduling these concerts. Diablito Tango recently launched their debut album which was described as addictive. In 2013, they won the Sold-Out Show award in the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival a n d h a v e a l s o p e r f o r m e d t o completely sold out audiences in the Serenatas Festival (Valencia) and the Cullera International Chamber Music Festival. Outside Diablito Tango, the members of the trio are all musicians of the highest calibre and hold positions with the opera orchestra of Valencia, Palau de les Arts, founded by director Lorin Maazel.

    Through their collaboration with Dave Samuels & Diablito Tango have created a fusion of improvised spontaneity with the fiery sentiment of tango that will transport you to the world of Jazz Tango in an intimate and electric evening of stunning, passionate music and song.!!

    About Dave Samuels & Diablito Tango

    The result

    is explosive

    -ABC Newspaper (Spain)



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  • About Dave Samuels

    Dave Samuels has established himself as the top mallet player of his generation. He is recognized for his fresh new sound and creative approach to both the vibraphone and marimba. Samuels has demonstrated his versatility and gained world wide recognition by performing and recording with a broad scope of artists ranging from Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Carla Bley and Pat Metheny to the Yellowjackets, Bruce Hornsby, Frank Zappa, The Fantasy Band and Spyro Gyra. For over a d e c a d e , S a m u e l s h a s b e e n performing and recording with his group The Caribbean Jazz Project whose most recent CD Afro Bop Alliance serves notice that the CJP is the most thoroughly invent ive Lat in Jazz ensembles of this or any era. The album received a Latin Grammy and was also

    nominated for a Grammy. Previous cds Her and Now Live in Concert and Birds of a Feather were nominated for Best Latin Jazz Recording,. Their recording The Gathering won the Grammy in 2003 for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Some of his other recording projects include Remembrances, a percussion recording that features a commissioned marimba concerto for chamber orchestra and soloist composed by Je Beal, and Tjaderized - A Tribute to Cal T jader (Verve) that features contributions from some of Cals former bandmates Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri, Clare Fischer, Ray Barretto, Michael Wol and Karl Perazzo as well as performances by Dave Valentin and David Sanchez.Another one of Samuels project's Double Imagethe vibe-marimba duo consisting of Dave Samuels & David Friedman

    celebrates thirty years of performing together. It was 1974 when these two masters of mallet percussion first created the unique combination of vibraphone and marimba. What emerged was a totally new sound and approach that has set a new standard for mallet percussionists everywhere.Samuels longtime association with Spyro Gyra lasted from 1977 to 1994 and includes 20 recordings. During that time, the Grammy-nominated group was named #1 Contemporary Jazz Artist and Contemporary Jazz Group of the 80s by Billboard magazine .In addition to his playing, Samuels is a respected educator and author and some of his new works can be found a t M a l l e t W o r k s . c o m a n d JazzBooks.com. Samuels has been voted Best Vibes Player in both Jazz iz and Moder n Drummer magazines and received numerous Grammy nominations.Dave Samuels is sponsored by Yamaha and Malletech.


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  • Meet Diablito TangoJavier Crdenas was

    born in Buenos Ai res, Argent ina in 1979. He s tud ied bandonen in Buenos Aires with Julio Pane and Rodolfo Mederos as well as with great master Juan Jose Mosalini at the Gennevilliers Conservatory in Paris, France.

    In addition to playing the bandonen, Javier holds degrees in violin from the Salta School of Music and the Alberto Ginastera Conservatory in Buenos Aires as well as a masters in viola from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsurgh (USA) which he obtained through a Fulbr ight grant . Jav ier performed as a soloist and m e m b e r w i t h m a n y

    ensembles in Argentina including the Congress Chamber orchestra, Salta Symphony Orchestra, and Colon Theatre Opera House and has also held the position of principal viola w i t h t h e J e u n e s s e s Musicales World Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. Currently, Jav ier is a permanent member of the Palau de les Arts opera orchestra in Valencia, Spain, founded by Lorin Maazel.!

    Nesrine Belmokh was born in 1982 in Douai, n o r t h e r n F r a n c e t o a French-Algerian family. She began her music career at the early age of five singing

    a n d

    playing mandolin in an arab-andalouse music group. Subsequently, her interest in world music brought her to sing in a gospel choir for several years. In 2004 Nesrine formed her own ensemble, MAY, in Lyon combining soul music and jazz. Since then she has also taken various master classes at the prestigious Berklee School of Music.

    Through Nesrines other passion, the cello, she performs as a permanent member of the Palau de les Arts opera orchestra created by Lorin Maazel. Nesrine has recorded various CDs with international artists such as IAM, Riccardo del Fra Barre Phillips, Steve Swallow, and Fatche deux.!

    M a t t h e w B a k e r , originally from Sioux City ( U S A ) , b e g a n h i s professional career with the the double bass at the early age of 13 with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra,

    first as section and later as principal double bass. He h o l d s d e g r e e s i n performance from the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music (UK). Matt leads a diversified career in double bass performance having a c h i e v e d r e c o g n i t i o n worldwide for his work in classical, jazz, world, and

    theatrical performance in over 20 countries.

    Matt is the professor of j a z z b a s s a t t h e

    Conservatorio Superior de Valencia and has played with the jazz greats such as Bob Mintzer, Dave Samuels, Clark Terry, Terr i Lyne Carrington and Jorge Pardo among others. He has also performed extensively in the celtic music scene with artists such as Catriona McKay, Chris Stout, and Luke Daniels. Matt is a member of the Palau de les a r t s o p e r a o r c h e s t r a founded by Lorin Maazel.

    Javier Crdenas - Bandonen

    Matt Baker - Double Bass


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  • Press for Diablito Tango:From the moment the concert began we could appreciate the

    excellent quality of the musicians...The result was irreproachable: their domination was perfect...and their classical background

    permits them without diculty to express intimacy and passion...the result is explosive

    - Joaqun Guzmn (ABC, 12/2011)

    What a fantastic group!... It was the best concert we have had in the 15 years that we have programmed

    the Brown Bag series

    - Deborah Reeves, Curator of the National Music

    Museum (USA) 9/2012

    Performed with innovative perspective

    -Rafa Martnez (La Vanguardia, 3/2013)

    The public admired the voice...as well as the mastery with which Crdenas managed the

    bandoneon or the technique with which Baker improvised on the double bass

    - Claudia Lorenzo (La Crtica New York City, 8/2013)

    The classical idiom of Crdenas, the freedom of jazz of Matt Baker and the soul of Nesrine Belmokh are fundamental in giving life to a cutting edge tango


    - Marta Ramon (LInformatiu, 4/2011)

    After the first three pieces, instrumental and sweet as the night, in the fourth en