About this show
The acclaimed Bay Area masters of Argentine tango, Trio Garufa returns to Ashkenaz for an evening of classic and new tango, preceded by an all-level tango dance class led by Andrea Fuchilieri and Guillermo Garcia. Just back from the Red Carpet Tango Festival in Las Vegas, Trio Garufa presents new original material, pieces from its recently-issued third CD, “El Rumor de tus Tangos,” with trumpeter Ara Anderson (of Tom Waits’ band and Tin Hat) on some tunes.
Trio Garufa features an international lineup playing classic and modern tango music from Argentina, including Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango and the timeless golden-age tangos from the Argentine legends of the 1920s-’40s. Accordion and bandoneon player Adrian Jost grew up in Switzerland, where he played in various bands before falling under the spell of the tango. After moving to San Francisco, he met Argentine-born guitarist Guillermo Garcia in 1999. Their musical association and mutual love of Argentina’s dance music led to Trio Garufa two years later. Bassist Sascha Jacobsen rounds out the group’s classic tango instrumentation. In addition to having played at the top milongas (tango dance parties) in San Francisco and at several festivals in the U.S. and Canada, Trio Garufa has toured Argentina multiple times. When not performing, the musicians can likely be found out on the dance floor, as all three are obsessive tango dancers themselves. The group is working on new material in collaboration with local innovators including the Musical Art Quintet and Jazz Mafia’s Adam Theis.