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Los Tangueros del Oeste

Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

Bright neon and black digital sketch of musicians and dancers on a stage, by Jeremy Sutton
Thu, Oct 10, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 543-1718


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Hailing from an illustrious musical family dating back as least five generations to a bassist for the Moscow Opera in the early 19th century, Sascha Jacobsen is a bassist who loves expanding on traditional forms. He’s explored his passion for tango in ensembles like the Musical Art Quintet and Trio Garufa, and his latest project Los Tangueros del Oeste might be his most adventurous yet. Featuring Seth Asarnow on the accordion-like bandoneon, Daniel Riera on analog synthesizer and EWI (electronic wind instrument), and violinist Ishtar Hernandez, Los Tangueros is steeped in the nuevo tango styles of Astor Piazzolla, Gotan Project, and Bajo Fondo. Focusing on Jacobsen’s original compositions, the group combines beats and textures from electronica, with influences from flamenco filtered through an improvisational lens. The band’s singular nuevo tango sound is cool and impassioned, sensuous, seductive and utterly dance-inducing.

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